Ron Bemis (a Republican candidate for Jim McDermott’s 7th Congressional District seat), with a bare $15,000 and a dedicated group of grassroots supporters, secured the second slot in Tuesday’s primary, polling nearly three times as many votes as his closet opponent. Andrew Hughes, who spent a QUARTER MILLION dollars in a bid to offer the 7th District a choice between only two Democrats, but polled (only) 5.82% to Bemis’ 15.22%.
According to his post-election press release, Bemis hopes to engage Jim McDermott in substantive debate, focusing on the “fiscal cliff” society is fast approaching. According to Bemis, McDermott is part of a dysfunctional Congress that has done little to avert the coming fiscal disaster.
Running in the most liberal district in the state, Bemis focuses on fiscal matters and constitutional authority.
Will the Washington State and King County Republican parties support Bemis’s bid for McDermott’s seat? Will they stand aside? Or will they actively support the Democrat as has been the case in the past when a conservative is the Republican candidate?
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