As expected, state Rep. Jaime Herrera (R) has entered the race for retiring Rep. Brian Baird's (D-Wash.) seat.

Herrera's entry means Republicans now have top candidates running in all four districts where Democrats announced their retirements in recent weeks. They already had farmer and gospel singer Stephen Fincher for Rep. John Tanner's (D-Tenn.) seat, and they wasted little time signing up state Sen. Jim Tracy for Rep. Bart Gordon's (D-Tenn.) seat and 2008 nominee Nick Jordan for Rep. Dennis Moore's (D-Kan.) seat.

“America’s future is at risk," Herrera said in a statement. "Washington, D.C., has been overspending America’s credit card for too long. Both parties are responsible. Our future is being sold to China and Saudi Arabia in the form of Government debt. 

"I’m running because we badly need new leaders in Washington, D.C., who will stop digging us deeper into the hole of credit card debt."