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SeattleTimes.com: Rep. Rick Larsen facing rematch with John Koster in 2nd District

Posted by Kyung Song

WASHINGTON -- Snohomish County Councilman John Koster today officially entered the race for the 2nd Congressional district seat, setting up a rematch with Rep. Rick Larsen.

Koster, a former Republican state legislator, is a dairy farmer who ran for the same seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000. Larsen, D-Lake Stevens, won that election and became a freshman congressman.

Koster is positioning himself as an ideological opposite of Larsen, whom Koster criticized for supporting the federal bailout of financial and auto industries and stimulus spending in response to the recession. Koster also opposes the current health-care reform bills, contending that "Congress is on a course to destroy the finest health-care system in the world."

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When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

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