21st Century Viking: Why McDermott Must Debate Bemis

Here’s my latest 21st Century Viking article for the Ballard News-Tribune on the “race” for the 7th Congressional District (WA) seat. McDermott has so far managed to duck having to formally debate his current challenger, independent/Blue Republican Ron Bemis, a tradition he has carried on for at least the last four elections. We will know in a couple of weeks whether his constituents (some of whom are new to the 7th CD) reflexively vote him in once again or whether he will be called on his shenangians.