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Tom Campbell for Congress? Depends on Adam Smith’s future

Post by Joe Turner on Dec. 8, 2008 at 10:31 am with No Comments »
December 8, 2008 10:31 am

It’s only in the rumor stage, but what’s a political blog for?

Word on the Capitol Campus is that state Rep. Tom Campbell, R-Roy, would announce a run for Congress in the 9th District if incumbent U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, D-Tacoma, gets appointed to something in the Barack Obama Administration.

And since we’re talking rumors, here’s a doozy: Recently deposed state Sen. Marilyn Rasmussen, D-Eatonville, who hails from the same 2nd Legislative District as Campbell, is thinking about running in 2010 against incumbent Rep. Jim McCune, R-Graham.

Of course, if Campbell were to move on, Rasmussen would have her choice of House seats in the 2nd District. Now, I can’t tell you why Rasmussen would want to run for a House seat, except maybe because it will come up in only 2 years and she wouldn’t be able to run against the Republican who beat her, Randi Becker, until 2012.

Backs to Campbell. He’s been a Democrat and a Republican. He has his own brand of something in between. And the 9th Congressional District isn’t as solidly Democratic as the 6th District, which has Norm Dicks.

Stay tuned.

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