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Pulling out all the stops (and regulations) to keep candidates and voters apart

It seems to have become a national pastime – rummaging through rules and regulation to lessen the visibility of political opponents. The latest regulation frenzy is underway in Washington, where the State’s Libertarian Party is trying to keep Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney off the ballot. According to Seattle’s alternatively weekly, The Stranger, the Washington… Continue reading »


Pride Foundation Ad Features Seattle-Area Republican

Many of the tweets in my timeline Friday complained that NBC had delayed the broadcast of the opening of the Olympics. But supporters of Referendum 74 may have applauded that decision. That’s because the Pride Foundation kicked off its Why Marriage Matters Washington public education campaign with that broadcast. R-74, a statewide measure on the November ballot, asks Washington… Continue reading »


Charter Schools Initiative Bankrolled By Tech Millionaires

Coming to your ballot in November is yet another (four and counting) ballot measure asking Washington voters to allocate scarce tax receipts to alternative (charter) schools. Although state voters rejected charter school ballot measures in 1996, 2000 and 2004, a handful of individuals are bankrolling yet another initiative. The Washington Secretary of State’s office certified… Continue reading »

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