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Republicans hear from candidates

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 represent...


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