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ELECTION: Kilmer hypocritical about wealth

Letter by Judy Hallas, Puyallup on Oct. 19, 2012 at 10:54 am | No Comments »
October 19, 2012 11:36 am

Re: “Denny Heck collects more than Dick Muri” (TNT, 10-16).

Why not hold everyone to the same standards? In this article, Democrat Derek Kilmer’s quote against his Republican opponent in the 6th District, Bill Driscoll, stood out: “There are 253 millionaires in our Congress, and he would like your vote to make him No. 254.”

His argument can be used against his fellow Democrat running in the new 10th District, Denny Heck, as well. Heck is a millionaire, as is Bill Driscoll; however, Kilmer has endorsed Heck, despite the fact that if elected, he would add to the numbers of millionaires already in Congress.

It seems that Kilmer does not apply the same standards when it comes to his own party. If Driscoll should be counted out because of his personal finances, then so should Heck. Let’s play fair.

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