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  Hobbs looks to bring moderate voice to Congress
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Last EditedRalphie  Aug 02, 2011 02:35pm
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AuthorJerry Cornfield
News DateTuesday, August 2, 2011 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDemocratic state Sen. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens, who's been carving out a reputation as a middle-of-the-road member of his party, announced today he's running for a seat in Congress.

Hobbs, 41, is in his second term in the Legislature and is one of the founders of the moderate Democratic coalition known as the “Roadkill Caucus.”

Hobbs has faced political heat for his views. Liberal Democratic groups, some statewide unions and the Republican Party all tried to keep him from being re-elected in 2010.

Hobbs is vying to succeed U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., in the 1st Congressional District. He is the fourth Democrat in the race.
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