State Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced on January 21 that she will run for the 7th Congressional District seat being vacated by long-time incumbent Jim McDermott. 

In the campaign announcement posted on her website, Jayapal describes herself as an immigrant, a parent, and an activist. In an interview with SGN, she said her experience as an activist is what shapes her politics. 

'The most important thing is my 25 years working in the movement. That's the most powerful thing in my candidacy,' she explained. 

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