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Haugen finally endorsed by state Democrats


Democrat Jon Haugen was endorsed by Washington State Democrats on Sept. 24, according to a report in The Columbian. Haugen had been campaigning most of this year with little support from his own party.

Haugen is running for the 3rd U.S. Congressional District seat against incumbent Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler.

In early summer this year, the Washington State Democratic Convention voted against nominating Haugen, despite the fact that he was the only Democrat in the race. The Columbian report confirmed that Haugen’s lack of support for the Columbia River Crossing project was a sticking point to state Democrats. In a talk in Goldendale last month, Haugen stated that was the party’s...

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