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ELECTION: McKenna put partisan beliefs first

Letter by Thomas W. Beer, Tacoma on Sep. 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm | 12 Comments »
September 17, 2012 3:29 pm

As we get closer to the general election, I hope voters are mindful of Rob McKenna’s recent opposition to the Affordable Care Act.

I have no problem with his personal opposition to affordable and available health care for all citizens, as that seems to be the prevalent, miserly Republican stance. However, I have a real problem with his joining in a lawsuit, in the name of the state of Washington, using public funds, to overturn an act which expands health care services to all.

This opposition was against the wishes of the governor, the majority of our legislators and most of the people of the state. As attorney general, McKenna used his position to further his partisan Republican views rather than truly represent the people. For this reason, I cannot support his bid for governor.

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