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ELECTION: No such thing as ‘moderate Republican’

Letter by William F. Johnston, Tacoma on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm | No Comments »
October 12, 2012 1:57 pm

Re: “Dunn for attorney general” (editorial, 10-12).

Reagan Dunn is a “moderate Republican”? How naive can The News Tribune editorial board be?

I am sure the people in Ohio, Wisconsin, etc., believed they were electing “moderate” governors, attorney generals and legislators in 2010 and now wonder how they got extremists. Right-wingers have enacted legislation to take away women’s rights, voting rights and workers rights.

If elected, Dunn will have no choice but go along with the increasingly extremist state Republican Party. If he doesn’t, the right wing has shown in state after state – moderate Republican Sen. Richard Luger being the latest example – they will defeat any moderate running for re-election.

Bob Ferguson can be trusted to carry out the wishes of the citizens of the state of Washington. Not only is a Ferguson vote a wise vote for state attorney general, but it is a safe vote.

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