Nearly 200 Republicans gather for barbecue

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Nearly 200 area Republicans gathered yesterday (Tue) at Rocky Reach dam for the annual GOP barbecue. Those in attendance included Representative Mike Steele, 12th District candidate Keith Goehner and Chelan Superior Court Judge candidate Travis Brandt

Also, a surprise visit from U.S. Senate candidate Susan Hutchinson who will face off with incumbent Washington Senator Maria Cantwell. Dino Rossi, running for the U.S. House seat held by a retiring Dave Reichert, told the faithful that the 8th District race will be decided by Eastern Washington voter

So far, Rossi is the lone Republican to declare his candidacy for the Congressional seat along with 11 Independent and Democratic candidates.