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June 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Elections: finally a challenger for McDermott

Hoffman is a welcome new face

In response to Danny Westneat’s column [“Taking on McDermott: crazy, right?” NWSunday, June 28] about U.S. House candidate Bill Hoffman — yahoo!

At last, a Democratic opponent to Rep. Jim McDermott. Hoffman is correct that McDermott only appears unbeatable because no one has run against him. Hoffman is also correct that McDermott has gotten stale and aloof from his district. In the more than 20 years McDermott has “represented” me, he has never even bothered to send a congressional newsletter — the only communication I ever got from McDermott was a fund plea for his crazy lawsuit.

His latest clueless move to fund the Rainier Club [“Seattle elite private club in line for $250,000 federal earmark,” page one, June 22] is the last straw. McDermott is the Democrat’s biggest advertisement for why term limits would be a good idea.

— Laura Kennedy Gould, Seattle

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