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ELECTION: McKenna isn’t bound by GOP platform

Letter by William A. Leneweaver, Tacoma on Aug. 27, 2012 at 11:24 am | 2 Comments »
August 27, 2012 2:32 pm

Re: “McKenna says he supports abortion rights” (TNT, 8-24).

How refreshing to find a candidate for high public office who stands by the will of the people and not the position of a political party. Evidently, Rob McKenna is willing to brave angering the Republican Party by supporting abortion rights – clearly not the position of the Republican Party – simply because the people in the state of Washington have spoken.

Can it really be true that we now have the chance to elect a candidate who will be the people’s governor, who wants to fix our state’s problems – like job creation, education, government reform and the state budget – and not a candidate for governor who might be so in debt to his party that he forgets who elected him and why?

It seems that McKenna, clearly a values-driven man of high moral standards, is not the type of candidate who caters to the party and simply repeats its platform, just because he wants to benefit from the party’s money or endorsement.

Washington has many serious issues that need to be tackled, and we need a governor who is willing to work for the people, who can build and lead the coalitions and partnerships necessary to overcome the paralyzing partisan politics that have gotten us in the fix we’re in.

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