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Monday, June 16, 2008

Who’s Ashamed To Be a Republican?

posted by on June 16 at 14:21 PM

Washington State Sen. Curtis King.

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1

I'm not.

Posted by Proud Gay Republican | June 16, 2008 2:40 PM
2

@1: Nor are you afraid to be a hypocrite.

Posted by demo kid | June 16, 2008 2:46 PM
3

Sen. King ran in a 2007 special election against then-Sen. Jim Clements (R), who King beat by alleging that Clements was too moderate. King ran as the ultra-far right candidate, and even he is afraid to be a Republican.

Speaking of that district, Vickie Ybarra is running a strong and credible campaign as a Democrat to represent the 14th District (Yakima).

Posted by lorax | June 16, 2008 3:18 PM
4

Too late.

Successful rats jumped off the sinking ship of Republicantism last year ....

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 16, 2008 3:45 PM
5

my first girlfriend's stepdad was named Curtis King. i "borrowed" his copy of Highway 61 Revisited & the Rocky Horror soundtrack.

Posted by max solomon | June 16, 2008 3:51 PM
6

I'm not really surprised that some republicans are distancing themselves from that somewhat tarnished label. But what I find totally bizarre is the Obama-esque logo and color scheme on King's signs. He's more than simply trying to be quiet about his party affiliation. He's trying to ride Obama's coat-tails.

I actually think it is a good omen that republicans show this kind of desperation.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | June 16, 2008 3:57 PM
7

I guess the Republican Party didn't endorse him??? I think the brand that you run under is pretty important for voters.

Posted by jackseattle | June 16, 2008 4:53 PM
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"Sen. King ran in a 2007 special election against then-Sen. Jim Clements (R), who King beat by alleging that Clements was too moderate. King ran as the ultra-far right candidate, and even he is afraid to be a Republican." - #3

I'd agree that he ran to the right of Clements, but you need more proof than that of King being an ultra-rightist. This is a guy who voted on this year's domestic partnership bill despite that he's in a conservative central WA district.

"Speaking of that district, Vickie Ybarra is running a strong and credible campaign as a Democrat to represent the 14th District (Yakima)." - #3

She is, though Ron Bonlender also ran a credible campaign there two years ago and lost by 20 points. Ybarra should win the primary as she's the only non-Republican running in a large field, but even good Democrats can't win in that district.

Posted by TMW | June 16, 2008 6:59 PM
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For the DP bill, rather.

Posted by TMW | June 16, 2008 7:01 PM

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