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Who’s Running to Replace Doc Hastings in Congress? Part 3 of 3 – Learn About Candidates

Final look at candidates seeking to replace Hastings in Congress
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In our series, we’ve been giving you a quick look at each of the 13 officially declared people who are hoping to still be standing after the primary in early August.   It’s important, because Doc carried a lot of clout in D.C. for Southeastern Washington state.    Here’s 10-13.  They have been presented in random order.   So far, according to news reports, there hasn’t been any official electronic or other data polling to see who’s got the most support.  There have been several unofficial straw polls done in the Mid-Columbia by media outlets, but they are unscientific and often misleading.

11- Jamie Wheeler (R-TEA PARTY)   A native of Cheney,  Wheeler settled in Kennewick in 1992.   Wheeler has extensive experience in the Medical Home-Care field and Senior Living, holding a wide variety of positions.  She’s been very active in grassroots political efforts since 2007, and is supported by the Tri-Cities TEA Party.  She ran against Hastings in the August 2012 primary.

12-Joe Buchanan (Democrat)   A mechanical engineer from Terrace Heights,  little is known about Buchanan.  He is one of a number of Democrats who have declared for the position.

13-Gary Downing (Democrat)  He is a maintenance employee for the Richland School District who is from Kennewick.  He is also a photographer and artist.

The primary will be taking place in early August, when the 13 are narrowed down to 2.   In some late developing news,  as of April 24th,  The Yakima County Democratic party has officially endorsed candidate Estakio Beltran (whom we previewed earlier) for his run for Hastings seat.   He was selected for endorsement by the Yakima Democratic Central Committee at their Monday meeting.

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