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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Republicans hear from candidates


Last updated 11/4/2021 at 9:19am

Roger Harnack | The Journal

Booker Auction's Merle Booker, left, and Franklin County Commissioner Clint Didier auction at President Trump Tommy gun during a fund-raising dinner for Republican candidates Friday night, Oct. 29, in Eltopia.

ELTOPIA - Hundreds of area Republicans turned out Friday night to hear from political candidates for Congress and raise money to help with conservative causes.

Candidates turning out for the event included Fourth Congressional District hopefuls Benton County deputy sheriff and legislative representative Brad Klippert of Kennewick, former sailor and NASCAR driver Jerrod Sessler of Richland and Iraq combat veteran Ben Garcia of Sunnyside.

The trio are hoping to unseat three-term incumbent, Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside, next year.

Newhouse did not attend the event.

Instead. Newhouse sent a repre...

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