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Wilson doesn’t offer much for Democrats

Letters to the S-R praising Dave Wilson, Independent running for the Fifth Congressional District, prompted me to check out his website to see what he stands for. I was disappointed to find no positions of substance.

Yes, he deplores Congressional deadlock, big money in politics, our large national debt and wants America to have a strong defense. That’s it. These are platitudes to which almost any citizen would assent.

However, the devil is always in the details. How he would succeed, as an Independent, in affecting the current gridlock in Congress is left to the reader’s imagination. Ditto his other “positions.” Wilson has avoided stating with which party he would caucus if elected. Perhaps some reporter should press him on the subject. That’s the key question about where he really stands.

I saw no details on protecting the environment, global climate change, and nothing on foreign policy, women’s issues, health care, race relations, clean energy or reducing income inequality. Everything on his website says “Republican Lite.”

Perhaps Wilson will seem an attractive candidate to voters who supported Cathy McMorris Rogers but are frustrated that she is so little accessible to her constituents. Not much there for Democrats, however.

Richard Law


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