Herrera Beutler draws another challenger

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, has drawn another Democratic challenger.

David McDevitt, a Vancouver resident, said he’s running to represent the people of the Republican-leaning 3rd Congressional District to help bolster the middle class.

“The middle class needs help; I am prepared to work hard in Congress for them,” McDevitt, who states he’s a veteran in a press releases.

McDevitt, who recently passed the bar exam in California, writes on his website that he moved to Vancouver in 2012 to be closer to his elderly mother.

If elected, he would work toward a national family and paid sick leave policy and toward ensuring social security programs exist for future generations.

Angela Marx, also a Democrat from Clark County, filed in November to run against Herrera Beutler.

Herrera Beutler defeated Democratic challenger Bob Dingethal to win a third term in Congress by capturing 60 percent of the votes in 2014.

During redistricting in 2011, the 3rd Congressional District was redrawn to give Republicans relative political security in the district that encompasses Clark County and much of Southwest Washington.

In the primary, Herrera Beutler defeated a challenge from fellow Republican Michael Delavar, who was more closely aligned with the Tea Party.

Herrera Beutler has more than $956,000 cash on hand.

Lauren Dake

Lauren Dake

Lauren Dake covers politics for The Columbian. You can reach her at 360-735-4534 or lauren.dake@columbian.com. Follow her on Twitter .

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