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Rossi’s message to Olympia: Control spending

Post by News Tribune Staff on May 30, 2008 at 10:50 am with No Comments »
May 30, 2008 10:50 am

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.”

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