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Ads are dirty politics

How low can she go? She can go very low. Following Trump’s lead of scare tactics, Cathy McMorris Rodgers has put out television attack ads and fliers stating Lisa Brown supports sexual predators. The facts actually show Cathy is the one who voted for sexual predators to be allowed to be around preschools and daycares.

Here is why. In 1996, Lisa Brown’s opponent, John Moyer, proposed a bill in the Washington state Legislature that said certain sex offenders should not be allowed within a quarter-mile of schools. Lisa Brown voted no because it did not include protecting children at daycares or preschools from sexual predators lurking around. Did Cathy’s vote yes mean she was fine with sexual predators being allowed to be around children at daycares and preschools? It certainly seems that way.

Of course, we know the ads and fliers are a political stunt by Cathy McMorris Rodgers. This is simply Cathy playing dirty politics. But back to the facts about protecting children. In 2005, Lisa Brown was one of 46 senators in the Washington state Legislature who voted unanimously to establish the “community protection zones” law. That law prohibits sex offenders from living within 880 feet of facilities of public or private schools.

Cathy is reaching for a new low in campaigning. August 7 is the Washington primary. Ballots are in the mail (postage free). It is our turn to make our voices heard for Lisa Brown by voting!

Pat Bates



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