Washington (GOP Club)

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  • Costco execs turn tables on state Senate Democrats

    09/14/2014 11:17:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jim Brunner
    After being stiff-armed by Democrats on a liquor-tax dispute, Costco execs have shifted their loyalties to Republicans in this year’s state Senate races.When it comes to politics, Costco Wholesale has a well-deserved reputation as a Democratic-leaning corporation. Company co-founders Jim Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman have hosted President Obama at fundraisers in their lakefront mansions. Costco executives have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and causes over the past decade. But in the key battle for control of the state Senate this year, top Costco brass — miffed at Democrats over a liquor-fee dispute — have essentially switched...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • GOP Front-Runner Compares Gay Marriage to Polygamy

    06/27/2014 12:08:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | June 23, 2014 | Erika Eichelberger
    Last week, a top GOP House candidate in Washington state compared gay marriage to polygamy. "Marriage is something more for religion to decide," Republican front-runner Pedro Celis said Thursday when asked about his stance on same-sex marriage at a GOP candidate forum, the Seattle Times reported. "Is this marriage or not? Polygamy—is it fine or not? It's a religion thing." The National Republican Congressional Committee has backed Celis, a former Microsoft engineer, to run against Democratic Rep. Suzan DelBene in Washington's first congressional district. DelBene is expected to hold onto her seat in November, but national Republicans are trying extra...
  • Sarah Palin’s PAC gives $5,000 to Koster

    10/23/2012 3:48:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 23, 2012 | Emily Heffter
    Republican John Koster, a candidate for Congress in the 1st District, received a $5,000 contribution from SarahPAC, the political organization headed by Sarah Palin. Koster is in a tight race with Democrat Suzan DelBene to represent the 1st District, a newly drawn swing district that runs from Redmond to the Canadian border. Palin endorsed Koster in 2010, when he ran against Democrat Rick Larsen. Koster’s far-right tea party ties have been a major talking point for the DelBene campaign, which has branded Koster “too extreme” for the 1st District. Koster’s campaign says DelBene is too liberal...
  • Baumgartner suspends campaign to advise troops heading to Afghanistan (WA Senate race)

    06/10/2012 1:34:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    Vote Baumgartner ^ | June 5, 2012
    Senator Michael Baumgartner will suspend his campaign for US Senate for two days this week to travel to Georgia to advise an army battalion soon to deploy to Afghanistan. Baumgartner will lecture the 63rd Signals Battalion at Fort Gordon on counterinsurgency and the economy of Afghanistan. He will return to the campaign trail on Friday, June 8. “It’s a tremendous honor to be asked once again to help prepare our nation’s finest for the difficult challenges of fighting the war in Afghanistan,” Baumgartner said. Baumgartner, who holds a Masters degree in International Development from Harvard, served as an economics officer...
  • Meet Michael Baumgartner, the 'pragmatic conservative' who plans to challenge Cantwell (WA)

    05/11/2012 9:22:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | November 22, 2011 | Bruce Ramsey
    Who will be on the ballot against Sen. Maria Cantwell a year from now? Maybe Michael Baumgartner. Haven't heard of him? He's from Spokane. He's not quite 36, one of four new Republican state senators elected in 2010. He stands out for several things. One is his victory a year ago over the incumbent, Chris Marr, in the most expensive such race in state history. It was big news in Spokane. "People said, 'You've been away. Nobody knows you,' " Baumgartner recalls. He had been away, and Marr tagged him as a carpetbagger. Baumgartner grew up in Pullman. His father...
  • McKenna opens 9-point lead on Inslee in governor's race (WA ping)

    02/14/2012 7:20:07 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 14, 2012 | Jim Brunner
    Continuing an early trend in Washington's 2012 governor's race, a new Elway poll finds Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna with a 9-point lead over Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee. The poll, conducted last week, found 45 percent of respondents would "definitely" or "probably" vote for McKenna, compared with 36 percent for Inslee. Pollster Stuart Elway notes one "ominous" sign for Inslee in the poll data: the proportion of voters with a negative impression of him (22 percent) is nearly equal to those with a positive impression (28 percent). By contrast, McKenna has a 3 to 1 ratio of positive to negative...
  • Company That Received Billions From Stimulus Also Receives Annual State Tax Break of $2 Million

    02/14/2012 1:39:22 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 2 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 02/13/2012 | Rusty
    In November, Accuracy in Media released my report regarding a company known as CH2M Hill, an engineering firm that claimed nearly $2 billion in stimulus awards. Most of their work concentrated on one division - the CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) - which operated one of the world’s largest environmental cleanup projects—the Central Plateau on the Hanford Nuclear Site in Richland, Washington. New information shows that despite their claims, the Energy Department says the company actually received $1.38 billion from the stimulus, but had an additional $3.1 billion in annual budget appropriations. Furthermore, they are receiving $2 million in...
  • Kirby Wilbur to lead state (WA) Republican Party, replacing Luke Esser

    01/22/2011 10:37:11 PM PST · by llevrok · 15 replies
    The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 1/22/2011 | DEBBY ABE
    Former radio talk show host Kirby Wilbur is the new chairman of the Washington State Republican Party. Members of the party’s state committee and the party’s county chairmen elected Wilbur at a meeting in Tukwila today, effectively unseating former Chairman Luke Esser. Wilbur collected 69 votes, while Esser, who had led the party since January 2007, received 36, said Peter Graves, the party’s political director. Bill Rennie of Puyallup received seven votes. “The state party spoke today and said they want a new direction for the state party. They said they appreciated Luke Esser’s service,” Graves said in an interview....
  • Filibuster in Danger in Lame-Duck Session

    11/08/2010 5:28:35 PM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/08/2010 | Brian Darling
    Liberals don’t like the filibuster. They want to rid the Senate of it in the next few weeks so newly re-elected Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) can exclude Republicans from all aspects of the legislative process. Conservatives should watch closely to see if Reid tries to exterminate the filibuster from the Senate rules without a fair vote. Conservatives need to fight any change of the filibuster rule. Without it, the Obama Administration and Sen. Reid will ignore the will of the American people. Reid and his allies will railroad through left-wing nominees to the courts and the executive branch—in...
  • Smell Test: Murray takes Rossi answer to radio host Laura Ingraham show out of context

    10/06/2010 11:24:26 PM PDT · by llevrok · 13 replies
    In a press release issued this afternoon, Patty Murray's campaign criticizes challenger Dino Rossi for what the campaign portrays as an attack on public workers, including troops, teachers and firefighters. "In an offensive and bald attempt to continue to smear his way to victory, 18 year politician Dino Rossi this morning insulted millions of Americans troops and others who serve their country," the release states. It also includes in the headline what the campaign claims to be a direct quote from Rossi's appearance on conservative talker Laura Ingraham's show: "American Troops, Teachers, Firefighters 'Have Never Held a Meaningful Job In...
  • Smell Test: Murray takes Rossi answer to radio host Laura Ingraham show out of context

    10/06/2010 11:24:22 PM PDT · by llevrok · 6 replies
    In a press release issued this afternoon, Patty Murray's campaign criticizes challenger Dino Rossi for what the campaign portrays as an attack on public workers, including troops, teachers and firefighters. "In an offensive and bald attempt to continue to smear his way to victory, 18 year politician Dino Rossi this morning insulted millions of Americans troops and others who serve their country," the release states. It also includes in the headline what the campaign claims to be a direct quote from Rossi's appearance on conservative talker Laura Ingraham's show: "American Troops, Teachers, Firefighters 'Have Never Held a Meaningful Job In...
  • A Toss-Up In Washington State Senate Race (Dino Rossi vs. Patty Murray)

    09/29/2010 12:10:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | September 28, 2010 | Melissa Block
    All Things Considered continues its look at political races across the nation -- today, the toss-up for the Senate in Washington state. Sen. Patty Murray has held the seat for 18 years. Her Republican opponent, Dino Rossi, says that her time in the Senate has been ineffective, and that she needs to go. The race is seen as a toss-up by many political watchers. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Matt Barreto, political science professor at the University of Washington, in Seattle. MELISSA BLOCK, host: We're going to check in now on another campaign on the West Coast, the race for...
  • Joe Biden to join Patty Murray at Tacoma rally (Oct8)

    09/23/2010 6:13:06 PM PDT · by llevrok · 27 replies
    Posted By Jordan Schrader on September 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm Share this Vice President Joe Biden will stump for Sen. Patty Murray in Tacoma. Biden is scheduled to headline a "get out the vote" rally Oct. 8 at the University of Washington Tacoma, Murray's campaign said. The 9 a.m. event is open to the public (RSVP here.) Murray said in a statement: I am very honored to welcome Vice President Biden back to Washington state in October. He has been a true champion for middle and working class families across our state and nation. This election is about continuing...
  • Video: Sen. Patty Murray, challenger Dino Rossi interviewed by The News Tribune Editorial Board

    09/21/2010 10:44:56 AM PDT · by llevrok · 5 replies
    Video at the link
  • Asking Sarah Palin to Step In

    08/24/2010 6:25:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    PubliCola ^ | August 24, 2010
    1. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-5, WA) may try to mend the rift between Dino Rossi and Clint Didier by asking Sarah Palin to step in. (Palin, who has family in Eastern Washington, was an early Didier endorser.) McMorris Rodgers, one of the select “Mama Grizzlies”—a Sarah Palin-endorsed female candidate—became fast friends with Palin after they met at the GOP convention in Minneapolis in 2008. (Both are strong, younger women in a male-dominated party; both are moms with a Downs Syndrome child; both are Evangelical social conservatives; and both are hardline conservatives.) Morning Fizz hears that McMorris Rodgers may...
  • Breaking: Palin to Tame “Papa Grizzly” Didier? (WA Senate Race)

    08/23/2010 1:27:15 PM PDT · by llevrok · 31 replies
    NW Digest.Com ^ | August 23rd, 2010 | Tom Forbes
    Highly placed sources have informed me that efforts are underway to have Sarah Palin intervene in the current squabble between former Washington U.S. Senate candidate Clint Didier and Republican Senate nominee Dino Rossi. Palin, if you recall, endorsed Didier just prior to Rossi’s entry into the race in May. SarahPAC gave Didier $5000 and Palin recorded a robo-call for Didier, but she did not campaign in the state for him. Didier has declined to endorse Rossi in the Senate race until Rossi agrees to meet three specific demands. Rossi has refused. Republican state party officials and electeds are busy behind...
  • Didier Says Palin Did All She Could For His Campaign

    08/18/2010 6:14:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    OPB News ^ | August 17, 2010 | Anna King
    The Senate candidate that had backing from the Tea Party, Clint Didier garnered about 12 percent of the vote on Tuesday’s primary election. Didier relied heavily on his endorsement from Sarah Palin for his bid against Republican Dino Rossi. Didier says although Palin didn’t come to Washington, her backing still helped his campaign. Clint Didier: “Let me tell you what, don’t you take anything away from Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin is working her tail off for this country. She’s been all over this country to different states. She’s going where she thinks she can do the most good, I just...
  • Obama Fundraises For Sen. Murray; Palin Lends Voice To Underdog

    08/16/2010 10:49:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    OPB News ^ | August 16, 2010 | Austin Jenkins
    Tuesday is primary day in Washington. Democratic Senator Patty Murray will get an assist from President Obama. He's scheduled to headline a fundraiser for her in Seattle. Meanwhile Sarah Palin is lending her voice to an underdog candidate. The President will make a whirlwind stop in Seattle – part of a five-state campaign and fundraising blitz for vulnerable Democrats. Murray is running for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. The primary is expected to make two-time gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi her official opponent in November. But former NFL player and eastern Washington farmer Clint Didier isn't giving up. In...
  • Sarah Palin Hits 'Virtual' Campaign Trail for Washington Senate Candidate Clint Didier

    08/14/2010 8:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    US Newswire ^ | August 14, 2010 | Kathryn Serkes
    An extra push is coming from Sarah Palin for the Didier for Senate campaign in Washington State in the last four days of the primary. About a half-million voters across the state will be getting a call from the former V.P. candidate urging them to vote for Clint Didier. Palin's May 21 endorsement of Didier was one of her earliest endorsements this campaign season, calling him a "selfless, inspiring commonsense constitutional conservative who will help put our country on the right track." Palin's recorded message calls Didier a "...a new kind of Republican. A true conservative dedicated to our nation's...
  • Benton gives way to Rossi (drops out of race)

    06/03/2010 7:25:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 374+ views
    The Politicio ^ | June 3, 2010 | David Catanese
    Washington State Senator Don Benton dropped his bid for Senate in Washington Thursday, endorsing Dino Rossi as the Republican candidate best positioned to defeat Sen. Patty Murray. Benton, a 16-year legislator who used warm language to welcome Rossi to the race last week, said defeating Patty Murray would be extremely difficult following a closely contested Republican primary between "several well-qualified candidates." "Patty Murray has six million special interest dollars in the bank. To defeat her, we must consolidate our resources, and work together to put our country back on the right track. Therefore, since this campaign has never been about...
  • Can Sean Salazar beat Patty Murray in 2010?

    04/25/2009 6:33:54 AM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 45 replies · 2,125+ views
    Sean4senate.com ^ | 1-2009 | Sean4senate.com
    Sean Salazar seans@sean4senate.com Dr. Sean Salazar brings a fresh approach in serving the citizens of WA State. His desire to bring change arises from his humble background to his current occupation. Having run for Congress once before, Sean understands the practicality of campaigns and politics. Being a Chiropractic Doctor, he undersands the needs to deliver quality and affordable healthcare. His background as a military veteran with overseas service provides a perspective of national security coupled with quality education. As one of five children raised by a single mother and growing up in several of Seattle’s low income housing projects, Sean...
  • What is this world coming to?

    04/02/2009 3:43:21 PM PDT · by freedom 4uand me · 14 replies · 962+ views
    Illegal dishsoap and detergent, Legalized recreational marijuana. IN GOD WE TRUST no longer on the quarters. Things that are happening now, like taxes NOT EQUAL. This is why our founding fathers left, and came and created the UNITED STATES, and the bill of rights, and the constitution. So we ARE FREE, TO live and worship accordingly. Our Government is in WAY more than they should be. They want in even more, to tell us how to live, what to drive. We are not under a ruler or a GOD (the Government)We have a God and we will continue to worship...
  • Twelve Weeks Out, McCain Makes Gains in Washington State

    08/15/2008 11:34:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 176+ views
    Survey USA ^ | August 13, 2008
    Democrat Barack Obama defeats Republican John McCain 51% to 44% in an election for President of the United States in Washington State today, 08/13/08, 83 days until the election, according to this latest SurveyUSA pre-election tracking poll conducted exclusively for KING-TV in Seattle and KATU-TV in Portland Oregon. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released one month ago, when Obama led by 16 points, Obama is down by 4 points; McCain is up 5. Among women, Obama had led by 22, now leads by 15. Among men, Obama had lead by 10, now trails by 1. Among voters younger than...

    08/11/2008 10:58:57 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 23 replies · 1,275+ views
    (Vanity) ^ | 8-11-08
    I need ballot help from the Washington State Forum. Would any of you mind moving the discussion to this thread so that I can get a handle on the candidates? This impressive video is Randy Neatherlin running for Representative District No. 35 Position No. 2.
  • McCain is making a final push to November

    08/06/2008 10:16:33 AM PDT · by 7434be · 2 replies · 168+ views
    Stop Obama Fund ^ | 8/06/08 | C bryan
    If our culture and society keeps going backwards the only ones left that will be able to make it will be the upper class which is what Obama is part of, he will be worse then Clinton was to our culture because their will be so many young minorities that will look up to him and if he fails like i suspect he will then the crime in the inner cities will only get worse and the robberies will go up.
  • Rossi run for governor? All signs point to yes

    09/20/2007 6:03:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 351+ views
    The Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | September 17, 2007 | Neil Modie
    He doesn't admit it, but Dino Rossi seems to have made up his mind to run again for governor. Even as the 2004 Republican nominee faces an investigation of whether he illegally used his public policy foundation as a front for a 2008 campaign, he reportedly is moving toward an announcement of his candidacy sooner than he has indicated. Some of his 2004 campaign operatives have been touting his 2008 prospects. Rossi's announcement is considered likely before Thanksgiving and possibly as soon as mid-October. On Sunday during an interview, he repeated what he's said for months: He will decide before...
  • Election 2006--The Hill's Five State Political Coverage

    11/21/2005 7:01:42 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 2,227+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2005
    Key races in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, and Washington State are covered.
  • Check This Group Out. They did great in Ohio

    08/04/2005 6:18:57 AM PDT · by Doc_J_Butler · 3 replies · 2,662+ views
    You guys should check this group out. I met one of their members out in Ohio working with a congressional candidate. They knew what they were doing and I was impressed but i didn't realize that Alex had his own team until yesterday. I looked at their website its got some really solid ideas in terms of strategy. Check it out: http://www.vandenberg-strategies.com
  • Politician Republican Democrat Congress Lawyer Neckwear

    03/27/2005 7:04:33 AM PST · by starwonders · 1,624+ views
    Starwonders.com Neckwear ^ | 03-27-2005 | Starwonders.com
    Wear a necktie to show your interest. We deal with government agencies, fund raisers, private organizations. We are a wholesale neckwear business. Star Wonders WHOLESALE Neck Tie Store | $3.50 to $4.75 a Tie ANY Variety. 100's of Ties.
  • Bush is first president to choose yule card with a Scripture

    12/20/2004 2:48:40 PM PST · by velocityguy · 12 replies · 2,442+ views
    Bush is first president to choose yule card with a Scripture THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS About 2 million friends and supporters of President Bush found something in their mailboxes this month that no other president has offered: A holiday card with a Bible verse. This card has a line from Psalms, 95:2: "Let us come before him with Thanksgiving and extol him with music and song." Presidents have been sending season's greetings since Calvin Coolidge wrote "Merry Christmas" on White House stationery in 1927. And many presidents issued proclamations about faith-related events varying from the National Day of Prayer to...
  • Powell Does not accept Ukraine voting fraud. So how about Washington State?

    11/24/2004 12:12:00 PM PST · by llevrok · 2 replies · 833+ views
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Colin Powell (search) said Wednesday the United States does not consider legitimate the results of elections in Ukraine, which the opposition says was marred by fraud.
  • Apple pie proud !

    11/16/2004 9:39:17 PM PST · by marquisdesloth · 2 replies · 1,713+ views
  • Rossi ahead in Washington State

    11/10/2004 8:30:47 AM PST · by Delmont · 12 replies · 1,247+ views
    Things are looking up in Washington State! Dino Rossi ahead by 2000 votes and the remaining ballets to be counted are mostly in Pro-Dino counties!!!
  • Washington State: Out of Step With America (Vanity)

    11/02/2004 11:21:31 PM PST · by Lexinom · 27 replies · 1,673+ views
    2 Novermber 2004 | Self
    Ideas for conservative (fiscal AND SOCIAL) slogans for signs/bumper stickers here in the Evergreen State: [in response to a piece of literature from the Murray campaign stating Nethercutt was "too extreme" for Washington]: Washington: Too extreme for America. If George Nethercutt is out of step with Washington, is Washington out of step with America? Think we're overpopulated? You're part of the population... Washington, the tri-bi*** state. [pending a Rossi loss] Have you "choiced" your unborn kid today?
  • Best yard sign stealing story I've heard so far... :)

    10/26/2004 11:24:50 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 16 replies · 3,555+ views
    Fan of the Sean Hannity Show - in Washington Politics forum ^ | October 26th, 2004 | www.hannity.com forum member
    Posted on Hannity.com: Tuesday October 26, 2004 11:43pm Post subject: True story: democrat stealing Bush sign -- True story: Last Thursday I put out one of my Bush/Cheney signs in my front yard. Between midnight and 3:00 a.m. someone stole it. On Friday night I put out sign No. 2. Since I didn't have to get up early, I thought my dog and I would "stake out" our sign. This time I put the sign a little closer to the gate leading to my backyard.
  • 2004 US SEnate Predictions

    10/22/2004 9:31:16 AM PDT · by sboyd · 1 replies · 1,861+ views
    22 Oct 04 | Stephen Boyd
    2004 US Senate Elections These are the states I am watching: Florida: I believe that Martinez will help Bush here. I think Cubans that are having doubts about Bush will support him when they vote for Martinez. I think most Hispanics would like to have Martinez representing them and that will push him past Castor. Castor comes off very old and too loyal to the “party.” And she is in real trouble when she has to explain about how she handled the “terrorist professor” when she was the president of USF. She has been around in politics for over ten...
  • Stop the US Senator that Says Bin Laden is Benevolent Philanthropist!!!!

    09/29/2004 10:25:39 PM PDT · by Zbig · 1 replies · 715+ views
    (Note: I'm going to send out a fundraising email to raise money for George Nethercutt who is running against Patty (ossamamomma)Murray for US Senate. You are welcome and encouraged to use this email or any derivation there off for your own fund raising efforts.) KENNETH FOLEY: USAID Representative On October 28thth, 2002 Kenneth Foley was shot dead in front of his wife in Amman, Jordan by assailants who are now believed under the direction of Ansar al Islam’s Al-Zarqawi. Mr. Foley had a 40 year career working in public service starting as a Peace Corp’s volunteer in India in 1965....
  • Looking for Senator Murray Video Praising Osama Bin Laden

    09/29/2004 12:29:57 AM PDT · by Zbig · 8 replies · 1,181+ views
    9/29/04 | Zbig
    Does anyone have an active url that has a video of the infamous Patty Murray speech praising "Osama as a great philanthropist"? If not a link, then where can I download the video directly to use an attachment in an email? I want to send it out as part of a fund raising email for Nethercutt. These will be non Washington residents so I figure hearing it from the horses mouth is better than just sending a quote to get the blood boiling again. Thanks in advance.
  • WA Governor Race Too Close To Call

    09/23/2004 5:12:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 1,108+ views
    Survey USA ^ | September 22, 2004
    Latest Poll Shows Christine Gregoire (D) at 47%, Dino Rossi (R) 46%, also shows Rob McKenna slightly favored for Attorney General.
  • Defeat pro-abortion 2nd Congressional District Larry Klepinger (Vanity)

    09/15/2004 3:33:17 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 33 replies · 1,192+ views
    self | 15 September 2004 | self
    Washington State held its primary yesterday, and Larry Klepinger barely edged out Suzanne Sinclair for the nomination to challenge Democrat Rick Larsen for the 2nd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House in November. In a 10-minute conversation with Larry Klepinger at a state fair in August, the discussion ended abruptly when he said "You and I may not agree on this, but I believe a woman should have the final say on abortion." I responded, "Then I think Hitler should have had the final say on the Jews" and wandered off. Now that he is the Republican nominee, I...
  • Nethercutt Narrows Murray's Lead In WA Senate Race

    08/29/2004 6:36:43 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 67 replies · 1,923+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | August 25, 2004
    Most recent poll puts Patty Murray ahead by 49% to 40%.
  • Pastoral Letters & Officials Sign of Faith…Bread of Life: Participation in Political life

    07/22/2004 4:38:50 PM PDT · by jstolarczyk · 1 replies · 573+ views
    Archdiocese of Seattle ^ | Summer 2004 | Alexander J. Brunett, Archbishop of Seattle
    Pastoral Letters & Officials Sign of Faith…Bread of Life: A Statement by Alexander J. Brunett, Archbishop of Seattle on Catholic Participation in Political life Summer 2004 Upon ordination as bishop, I took for my Episcopal motto Signum Fidei – Panis Vitae. I adopted these words (sign of faith – bread of life) from John’s Gospel to characterize and guide my ministry because they summarize for me the centrality and powerful reality of the Eucharist in our Catholic faith experience. As we approach the 2004 elections, the bread of life we share at the altar stands at the center of a...
  • Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Queue for Government Intervention?

    07/18/2004 9:49:31 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 4 replies · 4,997+ views
    July 19, 2004 | Joe Alloway
    Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Port Huron Times Herald a Queue for Government Intervention? In particular, with today’s concentration of all reporting medium with just a few companies- who determines the void or lack of reporting in the best interest to citizens. I’ve challenged a Gannett newspaper, the Times Herald of Port Huron Michigan of its obligation citizens in one-newspaper counties. There appears to be an immediate need to make certain legislation be brought requiring corporate newspapers to better report news and serving the communities they cover. At a crucial time with the 2004 Primary literally days away- this particular newspaper,...
  • Poll: JOE ALLOWAY leads PHIL PAVLOV in Michigan House District 81 - Alloway predicted winner

    07/18/2004 9:31:03 AM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 3,079+ views
    Ann Arbor PTM/UM Polling | July 17, 2004 | Andrea VanAndle
    The poll of 600 likely Republican voters in St. Clair County Michigan’s State Representative District 81 countywide found Alloway leading Pavlov by 12 points, 48 percent to 40 percent in a three-way race with Yale Republican Steve Pray Nader included in the ballot test.
  • Illegal Michigan State Paid Employee's Electioneering and Campaign Fixing Near Day of Reckoning

    07/10/2004 8:22:08 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 2,656+ views
    “A Michigan Impossible until we work together ending illegal state house electioneering practices” Joe Alloway-R Michigan House District 81 St. Clair County Michigan PORT HURON – JULY 11, 2004 - Please listen to a recent interview ( exposing Michigan’s #1 area to reform and that’s ending illegal activities in Michigan’s House Republican Caucus Communications Office! Very few citizens asked have no idea of what that word means. Folks, the bottom line is we’ve had some major problems in this antiquated, 50-person staffed office and they’re just coming public. Take recent revelations of state employees assigned to representatives as campaign managers...
  • My trip across the country

    07/03/2004 12:05:22 PM PDT · by elder5 · 11 replies · 4,354+ views
    I just got back last week from driving across the country, I live in Washington State and drove to PA in see my wifes family and took I-80 and I-90 back home. With my Bush/Cheney sticker from 2000 in my back window along with my W-04 sticker I got a aproviel rating of about 75% judging from the honks and thumbs ups from fellow drivers. Funny how I got the 1 finger salute from the folks with the Kerry stickers. My question to you is do you vent your hate and anger at fellow drivers on the road with a...
  • The most taxpayer-unfriendly members of congress

    06/03/2004 7:27:36 PM PDT · by aardbokonon · 7 replies · 2,861+ views
    Last night, I was told that a report was recently published by some DC think-tank. This report ranked members of congress in order of taxpayer-friendliness, i.e. it examined their votes on tax-related bills and determined where any particular member of congress came in on higher or lower taxes for their constituents. The same person who told me about the report told me that a whopping 75% of house and senate members from my state were in the top 20 LEAST friendly to taxpayers in their voting records. Have any of you heard of this report? Can you point me to...

    05/10/2004 11:34:21 AM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 6 replies · 7,989+ views
    Are you a registered voter?? Do you know anyone who needs to register?? Check this out: http://www.ConservativeAlerts.com/vote.htm Ultra liberal "MoveOn" is attempting to register 100,000 new left wing voters. WE need to register 200,000 new conservative voters!! Just click on the above link, click on your State, fill in the necessary information, print it out, and mail it in!! It's a simple as that!! As you all know, this will be the most important election in our lifetime. Our future depends on it, and the future of our children depends on it. It is an election we MUST win!! DO...
  • Photo of GIs' caskets costs worker her job

    04/23/2004 7:51:46 AM PDT · by sakic · 20 replies · 2,101+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 23, 2004 | By Jessica Kowal
    SEATTLE -- The photograph on the front page of Sunday's Seattle Times captured a moment rarely seen publicly since the start of the Iraq war. Coffins holding dead American soldiers, draped with U.S. flags and placed in rows, nearly filled a cargo plane for the journey home to the United States.