Rep. Stan Parris (R-Va.) said yesterday that the District's epidemic of drug-related crimes is overflowing into Northern Virginia, and he blamed Washington's problems for the murder of an Alexandria police officer last year.

In an interview with reporters and editors at The Washington Post, Parris said some crimes against Virginia residents result from "a condition that exists in the District of Columbia," and he advocated strong measures to fight Washington's crime wave.

Pointing out that Alexandria police Cpl. Charles Hill was shot to death in 1989 by an escapee from a District halfway house, Parris said: "The drug situation that exists in the District of Columbia is intolerable, and if anything it is getting worse. That is why I think we need 700 more new cops . . . more incarceration facilities and a better judicial system."

During the interview, Parris also restated his opposition to statehood for the District, saying the position is overwhelmingly popular with his constituents. He said his opinions are not racially based, and denounced any such suggestion as "racial McCarthyism."

Parris represents Northern Virginia's 8th Congressional District and is seeking a seventh term in Tuesday's election. He is being opposed by Alexandria Mayor James P. Moran Jr., a Democrat. The two are waging one of the area's closest and most contentious campaigns.

Parris has been one of the most outspoken critics of the District, and Moran has charged during the campaign that Parris's rhetoric has racial undertones. Parris said yesterday that he has frequently challenged the District because of his position as ranking Republican on the House's District of Columbia Committee.

"That's what I'm recognized for," Parris said. "That's what I take considerable energy and time and effort doing . . . . When I do that my {constituents} say 'goody for you.' I want them to say 'goody for me.' "

Parris also said his constituents strongly oppose statehood for the District, and he acknowledged that politics plays a part in shaping his rhetoric. "On the question of statehood, there is no fuzziness about it," Parris said. "When you poll that question, it is 90 {percent to} 10 {percent}" against statehood among Northern Virginia voters.

Such overwhelming sentiment "is nirvana for a politician," Parris said. "The idea of elections is to get more votes than the other guy. Somebody is going to win and somebody is going to lose. I'm not a very good loser."

Parris said his stands have prompted allegations of racism so often he no longer pays attention to them. "Every time I find fault with the District . . . the very first thing particularly my friend {Democratic D.C. Del.} Walter Fauntroy would say is 'racism,' " Parris said. "I have gotten literally immune to the word."

Parris defended himself using remarks this week by Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, a black Democrat who is supporting Moran. Although Wilder declined to discuss Parris's campaign tactics, he said he did not consider Parris to be a racist. "I'm the only person sitting at this table that is certified non-racist by the governor of Virginia," Parris said.

On another issue, Parris said he opposed the recently passed federal budget because he opposed tax increases and said President Bush made a mistake in accepting the final compromise. He said Bush got "lousy advice" and "was very badly served by his staff" during the budget debate.

He said the budget summit between the White House and Congress was "a pretty stupid thing to do."