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Pedro Celis' Weak Primary Showing

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Have you seen this article from the Seattle Times?


Pedro Celis’ weak primary showing in 1st District race stuns GOP officials

Pedro Celis was supposed to be the anointed Republican challenger to first-term Democratic Congresswoman Suzan DelBene. But he’s in danger of not making it through the primary.

Seattle Times political reporter


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Pedro Celis was supposed to be the anointed Republican challenger to rookie Democratic Congresswoman Suzan DelBene this fall.


Since entering the race in February, the retired Microsoft engineer had raised a respectable amount of money while touting his biography as a prominent Mexican-American candidate that GOP leaders were eager to promote as they try to improve the party’s standing with Latino voters.

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Is The Everett Herald Biased? You Decide

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On July 22nd 2014 the Editorial staff at the Everett Herald met with Candidates for Washington’s 1st Congressional District, including Susan DelBene, Ed Moats, Pedro Celis and myself (Robert J. Sutherland), to discuss issues like “why are you running”. The staff included Josh O’Connor, Neal Pattison, Carol MacPherson and Peter Jackson.

Ironically none of the staff ever asked us the question: “Why are you running for office?" Instead, we were asked, among other things, about the Ex-Im bank (Export-Import Bank). Why? Who knows. After many months on the campaign trail talking with thousands and thousands of folks here in Washington’s 1st Congressional District I can say this however: Not a single person I talked to has ever asked me about the Ex-im bank. Zero. Nada. None. It appears there are more pressing concerns for real Americans, like the economy (another question NOT asked by the staff), the lack of quality care for Veterans at the VA hospital (again, NOT asked), and the rising National debt (yep, you guessed it: NOT asked).

But the Ex-Im bank issue was apparently important enough for the Everett Herald staff to ask the four of us, three Republicans and an incumbent Democrat. Do you smell a rat yet? The Herald describes the Ex-Im bank as “the 80-year-old institution that promotes U.S. exports and costs taxpayers zero.” Who could possibly be against that right? Keep reading.

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CAPR Rated me 'GOOD" in 1st Congressional District

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The Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) has just rated me as 'GOOD" on property rights. Check out the ratings for yourself at

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WAC Endorses Robert J. Sutherland in the 1st Congressional District

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I would like to thank the Washington Arms Collectors (WAC) for their “2014 Primary Election Recommendation” of me during my Congressional race here in WA 1st Congressional District. I am a proud member of their fine organization and I am very thankful we have great men and woman serving in this capacity here in WA State who believe as I do regarding our 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Again, Thank You to everybody involved in making this recommendation a reality.

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Pedro Celis Refuses to State Position on Abortion and Gay Marriage

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Excerpted from a blog post by The Seattle Times, posted June 20th, 2014 by Jim Brunner.


Republican Pedro Celis is trying to keep the focus on Obamacare and the economy in his bid to unseat first-term Democratic Rep. Suzan DelBene this year.

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