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Voting for Pakootas

It’s time for the Speaker John Boehner leaner – that’s Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers – to go back to picking peaches. In her new TV ad she says, “We must protect our freedom.” That’s correct, so vote her out.

Her dedication has been along party lines to defeat every effort made by President Obama to improve conditions for the working class.

Joseph Pakootas has done an outstanding job of restructuring Colville Tribes businesses to a profitable level and has been influential in protecting our environment.

Pakootas is running for U.S. representative and would be like a breath of fresh air as our 5th Congressional District representative. I’m voting for Joe Pakootas. How about you?

Florence White

Mead


 

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