Democrat carpetbagger struggles to attract support

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Chris Barringer, Democrat hopeful for State Representative in the 47th Legislative District, launched his campaign this week. Unfortunately, attendance at his campaign kick-off was rather sparse as the picture above indicates.

One reason for the meager attendance?

Barringer is a carpetbagger who moved to the 47th LD for the express purpose of running for the seat against state Rep. Mark Hargrove. As SHIFT previously reported, Barringer was not eligible to run in the 47th LD when he announced his candidacy. He failed to actually move to the 47th LD prior to his announcement and, according to King County Election records, he failed to change his voter registration from his Seattle address.