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Tag: Suzan DelBene


ELECTION: Reichert deserved endorsement

Every election year, Rep. Dave Reichart has to withstand an attack from some techie millionaire who wants to buy a political seat.

Check Suzan DelBene’s apathic voting record to see how interested she has been in politics. I hope the voters send a strong message this time to leave Reichart in place. He has had a life of public service. What political experience does DelBene have? None.


ELECTION:TNT errs in endorsing Dave Reichert

The News Tribune’s not-so-ringing endorsement of the incumbent in the 8th Congressional District (editorial, 10-12) cites Dave Reichert’s “refreshingly congenial and bipartisan temperament,” his possible “clout” and his “growth.” Wow.

Voting with his caucus nearly 90 percent of the time is bipartisan only in comparison to other Republicans. Mavericky departures from Republican orthodoxy — and his judgment — demand skepticism when this back-bencher cannot resist bragging about his prowess in casting tactical votes. When the Seattle Times calls out Reichert’s lack of integrity in presenting his motivations, I am particularly disappointed that The News Tribune instead finds such misrepresentations congenial

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