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Tag: bill driscoll

Oct.
29th

ELECTION: Kilmer wrongly supports Wild Olympics

Re: “Driscoll ad against Kilmer lacks context” (TNT, 10-27).

The Political Smell Test article implies that Bill Driscoll – a candidate in the 6th Congressional District that encompasses the Olympic Peninsula – is dishonest. The paper states: “Driscoll says his Democratic opponent (Derek Kilmer) supports ‘Wild Olympics’,” a forest preservation proposal that contains more than 100,000 acres that adds to hundreds of thousands of acres already preserved on the Olympic Peninsula.

Later, the paper states that Kilmer supported the Wild Olympics concept. Still later, without documentation, the article stated the preservation would contribute to clean water and jobs dependent

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Oct.
19th

ELECTION: Kilmer hypocritical about wealth

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

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Oct.
18th

ELECTION: Best politicians that money can buy?

As Election Day approaches, some politicians are preparing to personally buy their election, a trend that has become increasingly popular in today’s political climate.

In an effort to remain competitive with Derek Kilmer, Bill Driscoll dumped another $500,000 into his campaign, which, amounts to a total of $1 million in personal spending in this race for the seat of retiring 6th District Congressman Norm Dicks. Driscoll’s campaign consultant, Alex Hays, stated that this action proves the seriousness of Driscoll’s campaign to PACs.

This trend demonstrates how the democratic process has been hijacked by money. The  Supreme Court decision in Citizens

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July
19th

ELECTION: Driscoll at odds with Republican platform

Sixth Congressional District candidate Bill Driscoll is at odds with at least two of his own “claimed” party’s platform planks at all levels – national, state and the counties of the 6th District. He has stated, for the record, he is for same-sex marriage and abortion rights.

A review of the Republican Party platforms of 6th District counties illustrates that the parties of most counties want marriage only between a man and a woman and agree that life is precious from conception to natural death. Curiously, Kitsap County Republicans removed the word “traditional” from their platform plank on marriage at

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July
16th

ELECTION: A vote for Driscoll is a vote for Kilmer

I was disappointed to see that The News Tribune endorsed Bill Driscoll for Congress in the 6th Congressional District.

I have attended three debates, and he failed to show up to two of them. The one that he did attend was disappointing. His ideas weren’t particularly original or inspiring, and he had a hard time even articulating some of those ideas.

We need someone in Washington, D.C., who can clearly speak to the unique needs of the 6th District. Jesse Young can communicate these needs with passion and knowledge.

This is our opportunity to really make a difference in our

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July
16th

ELECTION: Bill Driscoll well-suited for Congress

I really am impressed with Bill Driscoll, candidate for the 6th Congressional District. He has a strong business background in the timber business, with experience working in Washington state as well as exporting to China and Japan. This results in a familiarity with the business community both locally and abroad.

In addition, concerned with the hardships undergone by young men in the military serving multiple tours, at the age of 40 he volunteered to rejoin the Marines and served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a congressman who can speak the language of both

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