My good friend Steve Beren has answered the call of duty and filed with the Secretary of State as an official write-in candidate in the Washington 7th Congressional District. Now, Seattle voters have an alternative to the most left-wing congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, "Baghdad Jim" McDermott. According to a press release from Washington State Republican Party Luke Esser:
I am pleased to announce that you will have a Republican alternative to the far left Jim McDermott when you fill out your primary ballot. Steve Beren filed today with the Secretary of State's office as an official write-in candidate for Congress in the 7th Congressional District. With no Republican on the printed primary ballot, let’s make sure we have a voice in the November general election by writing in Steve Beren for Congress.
Steve Beren is a conservative Republican who will represent this district well. He is against Jim McDermott’s policies of wasteful spending and higher taxes. He'll fight for fiscally responsible government. Please help spread the word about Steve's grassroots campaign as a write-in candidate and write in Steve Beren for Congress.
Beren also ran against McDermott in 2006 and 2008.
According to comments on Steve's Facebook page, he originally had no plans to run for office this year, instead serving as Art Coday's U.S. Senate campaign manager until Coday exited that race to run for state representative in the 32nd Legislative District. After no Republican filed to run against McDermott, many people asked him to consider a write-in campaign, and he finally agreed in the last few days to do so.
Please consider donating/volunteering generously to Steve's campaign at his website here.