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Spin Control

A very cautious guy

State Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, seems perfect for the Number 2 spot in the conservative GOP House caucus.

How conservative is he? Consider this quote from his press release announcing he'd been named Deputy House GOP leader:

“Once the votes were tallied in my district, I turned my focus to the legislative session and how I can best serve my constituents and the citizens of Washington,” said Kretz.

Which doesn't sound so unusual unless you consider...

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