On Jan. 21, Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced her congressional bid in Washington state’s 7th district, in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, who is retiring and vacating his seat after 14 terms.

Jayapal is currently serving her first term as state senator for Washington’s 37th district (from south of Capitol Hill to Skyway and downtown Renton), also her home of nearly 20 years.

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