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Jay Clough running for Brad Klippert's seat

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- A West Richland marine made a big announcement at J. Bookwalter Winery Thursday morning."We'll be running in the 8th Legislative District against Brad Klippert, for position one," said Jay Clough.

Clough ran for Congress against Doc Hastings in 2010 and lost. This year, the Richland native says he wants to stay closer to home, because he's a father now. Clough says he wants to focus on creating jobs in manufacturing and promoting the local wine industry, something he says Klippert hasn't been able to do.

"Brad Klippert is not reaching consensus. He's not getting things done.  I heard him complain he just can't work with Democrats. Well I can work with Republicans and Democrats," says Clough.

NBC Right Now contacted Brad Klippert who said he's not familiar with all of Clough's stances on local issues. But Klippert did say he feels he works respectfully with Democrats.