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Tag: Raymond Bunk


Are ‘push polls’ labor’s ‘first salvo’ against Republicans, Democrats?

Phones are ringing at voters’ homes in hotly contested legislative districts, and the voice on the other end may have some unflattering information about the candidates.

Voters in parts of the “suburban crescent,” the arc of swing districts around Seattle, heard negative messages about candidates recently in what one of the targeted candidates, Joe Fain, calls a “push poll,” a survey intended to persuade rather than query.

Fain, a Republican challenging Democratic Sen. Claudia Kauffman of Kent, seized on the calls in an e-mail asking supporters for money, writing that “my opponent’s campaign” paid polling firm Mountain West Research to

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Roach challenger promises ‘civility’

A Democrat and police officer announced today he would challenge Sen. Pam Roach, and criticized her “erratic and temperamental approach in Olympia.”

Roach has had repeated run-ins with staff and fellow lawmakers, and her fellow Senate Republicans barred her from their caucus room this year after her latest reprimand. Challenger Raymond Bunk said in a news release Roach “should be making headlines about creating jobs and improving our schools, not berating staff members.”

Bunk is a Federal Way police officer who acts as spokesman for the department. He lives in Bonney Lake. In his  release, he said he served for four years in the Air Force as a firefighter and now in the Air Force reserves, which took him to Iraq in 2007.

He joins a Democratic field that also includes former Buckley city councilman Ron Weigelt.

After the jump, Bunk’s press release:

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