We scored a scalp! For weeks we’ve been bashing Democrats — one of them “retired” last week
Democrat politicians and their cheerleaders in the press like to pretend that there are different kinds of Democrat legislators. You constantly hear them banter around terms like “conservative Democrat”, “Independent Democrat”, “Road-Kill Democrat”.
It’s a farce. A joke. A ruse. A sham.
When it comes to taxes, Democrats are unanimously opposed to making it tougher to raise taxes. Not a single Democrat in the House and Senate joined with Republicans this session to let the people vote on a 2/3-for-taxes constitutional amendment. Why?
* Because they think they’re smarter than everyone else and so believe they’re elected to rule over the people, not represent them.
* Because they want it to be easy to take more of the people’s money.
* Because they know the constitutional amendment will be overwhelmingly approved by voters.
For weeks, we’ve been bashing the 58 House and Senate Democrats who disrespected the voters from their pro-2/3 districts by refusing to let the people vote on a tougher-to-raise-taxes constitutional amendment.
Well, we’re proud to announce that we’ve scored our first scalp — one of our top targets has decided to “retire” putting Republicans in a great position to pick up that seat (the state house is 50 D’s and 48 R’s so picking up 2 additional seats means the Republicans takeover the state House which means the retirement of Seattle Democrat Frank Chopp as House Speaker).
As Donald would say, this is YUUUGE!
73% of 31st district voters (in and around Auburn) overwhelmingly support the 2/3. It’s state senator is conservative icon Pam Roach. But for years, Democrat Chris Hurst has been able to fool the voters into believing he was a different kind of Democrat, an “Independent Democrat.”
But this session’s floor vote on a 2/3-for-taxes constitutional amendment forced Hurst to choose between his constituents and the Seattle-centric Democrat caucus. That vote — that critical vote — was definitional for him and for all Democrats. All of these Democrat legislators stand together in the basic conviction that taxpayers aren’t paying enough in taxes and that it oughta be easy to take more of the people’s money.
For weeks, we’ve been bashing all 58 undemocratic Democrats with our web videos and web ads in their districts. Last Tuesday, we sent out an email that targeted just Chris Hurst from the 31st and Pat Sullivan from the 47th district. On Thursday, Hurst announced he will not run for re-election because he wants “to spend more time with his family.”
Our efforts are already paying off.
Un-electing Democrats who disrespected their constituents is one of our top priorities this election cycle. Here they are:
LD 01 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Rosemary McAuliffe, Derek Stanford, and Luis Moscoso
LD 03 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Andy Billig, Marcus Riccelli, and Timm Ormsby
LD 05 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Mark Mullett (elect his pro-2/3 challenger Chad Magendanz)
LD 19 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Dean Takko, JD Rossetti, and Brian Blake
LD 21 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Marko Liias, Strom Peterson, and Lillian Ortiz-Self
LD 23 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Christine Rolfes, Sherry Appleton, and Drew Hansen
LD 24 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Jim Hargrove, Kevin Van De Wege, and Steve Tharinger
LD 27 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Jeannie Darneille, Laurie Jinkins, and Jake Fey
LD 28 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Christine Kilduff (elect pro-2/3 challenger Mike Winkler)
LD 29 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Steve Conway, David Sawyer, and Steve Kirby
LD 31 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Chris Hurst (elect his pro-2/3 challenger Phil Fortunato)
LD 32 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Maralyn Chase, Cindy Ryu, and Ruth Kagi
LD 33 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Karen Keiser, Tina Orwall, and Mia Gregerson
LD 38 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
John McCoy, June Robinson, and Mike Sells
LD 40 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Kevin Ranker, Kristine Lytton, and Jeff Morris
LD 41 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Tana Senn and Judy Clibborn
LD 44 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Steve Hobbs and Hans Dunshee
LD 45 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Roger Goodman and Larry Springer
LD 47 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Pat Sullivan (elect his pro-2/3 challenger Barry Knowles)
LD 48 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Cyrus Habib, Patty Kuderer, and Joan McBride
LD 49 — http://www.two-thirds-to-
Annette Cleveland, Sharon Wylie, and Jim Moeller
Voters need to know who these undemocratic Democrats are. This is a critical effort that we will continue to promote from now until November.
In addition, Jack, Mike, and I are committed to protecting taxpayers with our follow-up initiatives “Tougher To Raise Taxes” and “Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs.”
We are junk-yard dogs when it comes to this stuff. So you can count on us to keep trying.
But whether we continue to succeed or not is up to you. We will keep winning on behalf of taxpayers as long as your financial support continues. Please make a donation today. With your help and support, we have accomplished extraordinary things for the taxpayers of Washington. Help us continue.