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Looks like a colorful GOP primary in the race to replace 7th District’s Bob Sump…

The race to replace state Rep. Bob Sump, the Republican from Republic, is on. (Props to Chris Mulick, who reported this first.)

Sump, a longtime lawmaker in the sprawling 7th district, announced last year that he’ll step down at the end of 2008, giving plenty of time for interested contenders to announce their campaigns.

First out of the gate was Edwall architect and rancher Sue Lani Madsen, whose campaign website is here.

Then came Harrington’s Peter Davenport, a city council member, director of the Harrington Public Development Authority, former biologist, securities broker, legislative researcher and the subject of these startling profiles in the Stanford alumni magazine and by the Associated Press

Now we have former state Fish and Wildlife Commission chairman Kelly White throwing his hat into the ring as well. White was appointed to the commission by then-Gov. Gary Locke in 1998, rising to chairman a year later. He’s a self-employed farmer and consultant in timber and real-estate management. White’s campaign website is here.
All three are running as Republicans.

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