Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi spoke a few minutes ago to the state Republican convention.
He gave a slightly altered version of his stump speech, as have all the candidates who have spoken so far.
Here are some snippets:
On fiscal responsibility: “I’ve got two words for Olympia: Control spending.”
He criticized the governor for her spending habits, saying she’ll leave behind a $2.5 billion deficit for the next governor.
On transportation: “We are stepping on our own economic hose.”
On state government: “We’ve got the same people down there smoking each other’s exhaust for a very long time.” He said his goal is to change the culture of state government for a generation.
On the race: “Today, we’re in a statistical dead heat. When you’re an incumbent and you’re in a dead heat with someone who doesn’t have name I.D., you got problems.”