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Sunday, October 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Rossi sees desperation in lawsuit

Democrats want candidate listed as Republican not GOP

GOP candidate Dino Rossi today accused his opponent and other Democrats of being “desperate” with an effort to challenge the designation he would carry on the ballot.

In an interview on The Spokesman-Review’s On The Record on 790 KJRB, Rossi said a recently filed lawsuit is an attempt to divert attention from real issues like the economy, jobs and the state’s projected budget deficit. The suit demands that he be listed as Republican rather than GOP.

Also discussed in the interview:

• He’d close the gap between spending and revenue, currently estimated at $3.2 billion, with thousands of little cuts; the one cut he did commit to was the office of the governor.

• He pledged not to raise taxes.

• He accused incumbent Gov. Chris Gregoire of trying to blur the line between embryonic stem cell research and all stem cell research in a current ad. The audio of the ad says embryonic stem cell research, but words on the screen say he opposes stem cell research. He says he supports research on adult stem cells which he contends has the most promise for advances.

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