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This is lie. What are you going to do about it?

The State Republican Party is pulling out all the stops to defeat folks like Rep. Georgia Gardner. There is nothing wrong with campaigning vigorously. There is plenty wrong with lies and deliberate misinformation. If the GOP wants to make character a voting issue, then it has disqualified itself with a campaign of lies.

The question for you, the voter is, what are you going to do about it?

The Seattle PI responded quickly to tell the truth about the Republican mailing (B1, 10-21-98), quoting Keith Love, Locke's spokesperson, This mailing is "a typical late hit piece. Governor Locke is not going to support a state income tax, not today, not tomorrow, not ever."

While Locke and Republican Governors supported an income tax in the mid- and late-1980s as a way to make taxes more fair, Locke vigorously disavowed the income tax in recent years and said he would never support an income tax while Governor.

To ignore all the evidence and tell people that Locke will push for an income tax, if people elect Democratic Senators, is to lie to the people and to lie purposefully. This must be denounced.

If Republican voters in Whatcom County value honesty they will demand local Republican candidates denounce their State Party for its dishonesty. If local Republican candidates refuse to stand up for the truth, then Republican voters who value honesty denounce those candidates publicly and vote against them November 3rd.

Just for the record. Representative Georgia Gardner sponsored 40 tax cuts for working families, seniors, and small businesses. She voted for 50 others. She refused, however, to give a blank check to Seattle big business and business lobbyists. And Georgia Gardner does not advocate a State income tax.

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