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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Progressive PAC Targets "Toxic Mark" Hargrove in LD-47

Posted by on Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 9:42 AM

It's not often that out of state PACs play in legislative races, but State Representative Mark Hargrove (R-Covington) has been such a nightmare on environmental issues that he's drawn an independent expenditure from Progressive Kick*, an organization that backs progressive candidates in winnable local races. Of course, Progressive Kick wouldn't be spending the money if Hargrove didn't have such a kick-ass Democratic challenger, fire fighter and former Covington council member Bud Sizemore.

I don't know much about Hargrove other than his awful voting record, but I know Sizemore from his years as a legislative liaison for the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters. Sizemore would be more than just a better vote; he's got the experience and disposition to hit the ground running and be a progressive leader in Olympia.

* Disclosure: I did paid contract work for Progressive Kick during the 2010 election cycle.


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Mark is a Boeing Man and his focus is jobs and the economy of Washington State.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on October 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM · Report this
This is good news.

Bud Sizemore lost the normally Republican advantaged primary by 1,789 votes (7.88%), while our Democratic incumbent, Pat Sullivan won handily.

The 47th District Republicans are pretty reactionary regressive (TEA Party mostly) based on their website and the ones I've met, so turning this seat over may actually make it safely blue for some time to come.
Posted by Hard To Be Indipendant With Only One Sane Party on October 9, 2012 at 10:23 AM · Report this
@1 Yes he is so focused on it, that's why he has prime sponsored bills focused on the economy.
Posted by intergalacticinflammatory on October 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM · Report this

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