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Jerry Cornfield |
Published: Monday, July 9, 2012, 8:52 a.m.

Ex-Army leader joins Burner for anti-war tour in 1st District

Democratic congressional candidate Darcy Burner is an unapologetic progressive and is looking to burnish that reputation with 1st Congressional District voters this week.

Today, Burner begins three days of events -- most of them in Snohomish County -- centered on the theme of ending the war in Afghanistan. Each is open to the public though her campaign is asking people to reserve a seat.

Retired Major General Paul Eaton of the U.S. Army, the commanding general in charge of reestablishing Iraqi Security Forces in 2003 and 2004, will join Burner for the town hall-style gatherings. The duo did a similar tour in May with stops in several towns including Bellingham, Redmond and Bothell.

In a release about this week's events, Burner says:
More than a decade into the Afghanistan War, we are still spending more than $100 billion per year on our military presence in a country whose economy is only about $14 billion per year - even while we need schools and infrastructure built in our own country. It is long past time we had a realistic plan for returning control of Afghanistan to the Afghan people.

The two begin this morning in Lynden. They are in Arlington tonight, Everett, Lake Stevens and Monroe on Tuesday and Snohomish and Lake Forest Park on Wednesday.

You can find details and the complete schedule here.

Burner is one of five Democrats vying for the seat in a district which runs from Canada south to Kirkland and Medina. The others are Suzan DelBene, Darshan Rauniyar, Laura Ruderman and Steve Hobbs.

Also running are Republican John Koster and independent Larry Ishmael.

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