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Heraldnet.com: Koster will run against Larsen for Congress

EVERETT – Snohomish County Councilman John Koster announced today that he will challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen this fall to represent Washington's 2nd Congressional District.

In a release this morning, the Arlington Republican said he offers a steady conservative political approach to that of the "‘progressive' socialist agenda” of the incumbent.

Koster, 58, is fresh from winning his third term on the County Council in November.

Koster and Larsen dueled for the same congressional seat in 2000 in one of the closest races in the area in years. It also was a contest in which the Democratic and Republican national parties poured in people and resources.

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