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TIME OUT --- “JCO” did you just use the words “Neocon”, “Blackwater”, and “Bush” for the only reason of trying to slime Baumgartner and then claim HE is dirty and desperate?None of those have anything to do with Michael Baumgartner! You sound like a complete LOON! Do everyone a favor and go look how much Chris Marr’s voting record has put the state into a huge amount of debt AND cut spending on schools AND increased regulations on business.Repeat: he and the democrats have pulled off an AMAZING feat: RAISING taxes while CUTTING funding to schools and still creating a record budget shortfall. It’s almost like they are trying to screw things up.How can you defend the leadership in Olympia? They are out of touch and need to GO!
I´m glad people are seeing the details on Chris Marr! He votes with the democrats 99% of the time (that´s actual statistic) yet pretends he isn´t really a democrat. Worse yet - as the flier points out - he has been a disaster in the legislature. If you want more proof – look at where his fundraising is coming from: the vast majority from the westside of the state! Exactly what we DON´T need: Seattle democrats trying to buy Spokane votes. This is how the westside gets it´s massive projects funded while we get nothing here in Spokane!Baumgartner is the right choice. He actually has a background that helps deal with the states problems (instead of being a former used car salesman: Marr’s life before shifting to career politician…). Baumgartner has a degree in development and economics, he knows Spokane (has lived in Eastern Washington his whole life, went to school in Spokane), and took jobs working for America in Iraq and Afghanistan to help those countries so we can withraw sooner than later! (i.e. he has a track record of doing sometihng instead of just whining like the democrats)All Marr has done is help bankrupt the State! Oh, yea, and sign a petition supporting the public option for health care!
Everything I´ve seen from Marr supporters and Marr himself reduces down to distracting people from any real issues. Why not just focus on Marr´s record? If he´s such good representative of Spokane then his record should show that!
However, the fact is he has not voted in line with what the majority the residents of Spokane would want. And now, facing a strong challenger in Baumgartner, Marr and is people are panicking (this nonsense about Baumgartner not being from Spokane/Eastern Washington is getting bizarre and, frankly, looks desperate)
Marr is the worst kind of democrat: one that votes for spending increases (to go along with the Dem line), but against the measures to fund those spending increases (to try to fool voters into thinking he´s helping them). Our state’s deficit will disproportionately hurt the middle class and poor who need education and social services the most. However Chris Marr’s reckless voting pattern that increased budgets way beyond any revenue projection before or after the recession has doomed everyone in Spokane to service cut backs WAY WAY beyond any services that were added!
On the other hand, Baumgartner is running on a platform of fiscal responsibility and putting job growth ahead of ever increasing regulations. He has a degree in Economics and Development from Harvard, has been praised for his work in Iraq and Afghanistan in the service of our country as an economic development expert. He is now offering skills for the betterment of his home town.
Compare this to Marr´s record - you´ll see he looks like a fool - and his only hope in November is to run a smear campaign... I think if you look at Baumgartner’s background vs. Marr’s record then you’ll also be voting for change this November.
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