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Politicians turn out for farewell ceremony

Post by News Tribune Staff on Aug. 19, 2008 at 1:48 pm with No Comments »
August 19, 2008 1:48 pm

Terry Harder and Steven Cook took some time off the campaign trail to welcome visitors to today’s farewell ceremony in Auburn.

The Republicans are running for seats in the state House of Representatives out of the 29th District. But on Tuesday afternoon, they stood at the entrance to Game Farm Park and held American flags.

"We want to let them know that the public does care about them," Harder said. "We want them to know that their families and the public support them. And that’s more important than campaigning today."

And it didn’t look like just a ploy to snag some votes. Both wore shirts with the logo of Operation Support Our Troops, and there was nary a campaign brochure to be seen.

They’re not the only politicians here today. Dino Rossi is working his way through the crowd, posing for photos and shaking hands of the soldiers and their families who are preparing to deploy.

And we’ve heard that Gov. Chris Gregoire and Rep. Dave Reichart are also expected to be in attendance.

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