This as reported in the Seattle PI
"His diverse qualifications make him uniquely suited to be an outstanding leader
for the people of Southwest Washington," said Patricia Herbold.
A former U.S. ambassador and high-profile Republican activist has endorsed
David Castillo in the battle for the Republican nomination to Congress in Washington's 3rd Congressional district.
"His diverse qualifications make him uniquely suited to be an outstanding leader for the people of Southwest Washington," said Patricia Herbold.
Herbold was U.S. Ambassador to Singapore during the Bush Administration. She earlier served on the President's 21st Century Workforce, and sought to rebuild the King County Republican Party during a stint as its chair.
State Rep. Jaime Herrera has seemed the GOP establishment candidate in the 3rd District race. She is supported by former Sen. Slade Gorton and U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers. Herrera is a former aide to the Eastern Washington congresswoman.
Denny Heck, an Olympia entrepreneur and co-founder of the TWV public affairs network, has locked up Democratic support in the 3rd District race.
But Castillo has waged a spirited campaign, even though the National Republican Congressional Committee began puffing a Herrera candidacy hours after incumbent Democratic Rep. Brian Baird announced that he was leaving Congress. Castillo was
Castillo is an Olympia financial adviser who held sub-cabinet jobs in the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security in the second Bush administration.
Cross posted at Clark County Politics.