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Seattle Times Endorses Pramila Jayapal For Re-Election

Seattle Times Endorses Pramila Jayapal For Re-Election

Seattle Times Endorses Pramila Jayapal For Re-Election

India-West News Desk

SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle Times has endorsed Pramila Jayapal for re-election in Washington’s 7th Congressional District. With four candidates in the running, Jayapal stands out as the clear choice to represent the district in Washington, D.C, the paper said.

Washington uses a top-two primary system in which all candidates appear on the same ballot. The top two candidates will move on to the general election in November, irrespective of their party affiliation. Jayapal’s Democratic challenger is Liz Hallock and from the Republican party are Dan Alexander and Cliff Moon.

While candidates Dan Alexander, Cliff Moon, and Elizabeth Hallock also bring passion and unique perspectives to the race, the media outlet said, they lack Jayapal’s depth of knowledge and experience on critical issues.

Jayapal posted on June 12, “Thank you @SeattleTimes! As a longtime resident of this district, I am so proud to have my hometown paper’s endorsement. Let’s win this!”

It cited several reasons for its endorsement.

Jayapal, a progressive leader and experienced legislator, is seeking her fifth term in Congress. Throughout her tenure, she has championed key issues such as abortion rights, job creation, immigration reform, and privacy protection for pharmacy customers.

In response to the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, Jayapal immediately defended affected individuals and shared her personal abortion story. She also played a crucial role in job creation as a member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, supporting the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act to boost domestic semiconductor production. Jayapal criticized the allocation of the bill’s $53 billion, which was controlled by the Commerce Department and Wall Street financiers.

On the Israel-Hamas conflict, Jayapal expressed that while Israel has the right to defend itself, the U.S. should have provided humanitarian assistance sooner. She emphasized the importance of using U.S. influence to aid civilians and called for a cease-fire and the release of hostages.

As the ranking member of the subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement on the House Judiciary Committee, Jayapal has been a vocal advocate for immigration reform. She criticized the current immigration system and called for increased resources and a more orderly process. Recently, she condemned President Joe Biden’s executive order restricting asylum seekers at the southern border, arguing for the right to seek asylum anywhere along the border.

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