Long lands two substantial endorsements

Democrat Carolyn Long has picked up two heavy-weight endorsements in her attempt to unseat Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground.

Long announced endorsements from Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and former Governor Chris Gregoire Tuesday.

“As champions for Southwest Washington, they feel as I do, that we deserve new leadership in Congress,” Long said in a press release.

Here’s what Gregoire had to say about Long:

“Carolyn’s solutions-minded approach to governing and dedication to helping those who disagree find common ground will make her an effective representative in Congress. Carolyn’s work in her community over the last twenty-two years and connection to hundreds of families through her teaching gives her unique insight into the challenges faced by 3rd District residents.”

And here’s Ferguson’s take:

“Her dedication to our constitutional system makes her an ideal candidate to serve as a check on this executive and protect the rights of Southwest Washingtonians. Carolyn Long is the right person to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in Congress.”

If it wasn’t clear before, the campaign season is now afoot.

Katy Sword

Katy Sword

I cover the city of Vancouver and federal politics. Reach me at katy.sword@columbian.com.

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