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  Koster Says He’s In for Rematch With Larsen
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  May 05, 2011 11:46am
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AuthorKyle Trygstad
News DateThursday, May 5, 2011 05:45:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSnohomish County Councilman John Koster announced Thursday that he is running for a Washington state Congressional seat again after coming up 2 points short last year against Rep. Rick Larsen (D).

The former state Representative raised more than $1.1 million last cycle and was boosted by $600,000 in outside TV advertising spending against Larsen. Koster led on election night, but Larsen finished ahead following nearly a week of ballot counting.

According to a press release, Koster’s “conservative, free market message was received with excitement and followed by enthusiastic ovations” during recent Lincoln Day event speeches, and he has been urged by supporters to consider running against Sen. Maria Cantwell (D) next year.

Koster had not ruled out that possibility but now says the House is “where his heart is.”

“We must all realize that the election of 2010 was ‘half time’ in terms of expanding the majority in the U.S. House, attaining the majority in the Senate and gaining the Presidency,” Koster said. “My commitment to voters has never changed: I will not vote for increased taxes and I will stand against the overreaching arm of government.”
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