State Sen. Pramila Jayapal, D-37, on Thursday announced that she is running for the 7th District U.S. House seat being vacated by Congressman Jim McDermott, taking Occupy-style blasts at "the 1 percent."

Jayapal, 49,  is an activist whose involvement has included the post-9/11 "Hate Free Zone" campaign in Seattle, as well as founding OneAmerica, a group which has fought astutely and effectively for immigrant rights.

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