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  • From the KCGOP to you…a great big THANK YOU to everyone who supported our KCGOP Annual Summer Picnic this past Saturday! It was a huge success because of our great sponsors as well as everyone that attended. Thank you again to our sponsors: Gold Sponsor: Washingtonians for Bill Bryant Silver Sponsors: The Heartland Institute, Talk […]

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  • Below are candidates endorsed by the King County Republican Party for the primary election taking place on Tuesday August 4th, 2015. Ballots were mailed on July 15th and will begin arriving in mailboxes soon after. Ballots must be postmarked by August 4th or in a ballot drop box by 8pm on August 4th to be […]

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  • LONG-FUSE POLITICS is standard practice for the city of Seattle. A most recent example takes the form of the highest minimum wage in the country. Acting like kids in a candy store, the city council and mayor Murray passed the minimum wage law, celebrated the “victory,” lit the fuse and walked away- passing along the consequences of […]

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  • With trade being a focal point for debate in DC, a myriad of different terms have been thrown around in the news media. Although comprised of confusing acronyms, the trade agreement has important implications for King County and the Port of Seattle. Congressman Dave Reichert is showing strong leadership on this issue. Democrats know how much TPP would benefit Washington, […]

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  •   MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2015 On this Memorial Day we pause to honor those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.  We remember our fallen heroes who fought for our freedom and for peace around the world. We are eternally grateful for their sacrifice. Memorial Day events in and […]

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  • Washington’s children don’t deserve this. Their parents don’t deserve this. Our legislators don’t deserve this. One Seattle Times article heads, “No school for thousands of kids as teachers hold 1-day walkout.” While correctly noting that children would be missing school, the article should head, “No school for thousands of parents’ kids as teachers hold more […]

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  • Who else knows but Joe? Senator Joe Fain, R-Auburn, understands just how busy life can get. So he boils down important issues like Education Funding into 57 seconds worth of explanation. Catch Part 1 of that series below and sign up to see more HERE. He puts the “FUN” in Education Funding.

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  • A great grassroots tool for PCO’s, entreprenurs, political and non-profit organizations or anyone who wishes to gain a background in technology and resources for using political information. A right-leaning organization that sees training and networking as an essential element of politics in the northwest. With Tech Roanake, building the next wave of political and technological change starts with […]

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  • They say timing is everything… But the WEA is way off beat comparing mandated pay increases for legislators to COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) increases for educators. The legislators have no say as to when, or how much, their pay raises are. These decisions are made and handed down by the independent Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected […]

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  • And so it begins… With April fast approaching we are seeing people start to argue, again, about the effect of the $15 minimum wage for Seattle and the impact that it will have on employers’ ability to hire.  Now, let’s get one thing straight. The argument often being made is that fewer people will have […]

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  • LONG-FUSE RUNS OUT FOR SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL   There is a term, “long-fuse politics,” recently used in a Seattle Times guest column by Richard S. Davis in which he calls for Governor Jay Inslee to remove an archaic executive mandate on Low Carbon Fuel Standards. Perhaps unknowingly providing the most appropriate descriptor for statewide politics […]

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  • Our hearts go out to the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting, as well as their friends and family.  There is never a justification in our society to break into someone’s home and shoot someone, no matter what disputes there might be.  It is especially horrible to use violence on someone because of their personal […]

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  • Gas prices have been spotted at under $2 per gallon.  While some people instantly think of global environmental impact as they pull up to that pump to take advantage of the price, many others are quietly celebrating that they will have a few dollars left over to help take care of a bill or treat […]

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day to honor brave and courageous souls who have, do, or will one day fight for equality and justice. The holiday’s namesake is a man who continues to epitomize this effort, even after death. For him it wasn’t about the color of our skin, but the content of […]

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  • Next Monday the Washington State Legislature Kicks off the 2015 Legislative Session with much on their plate. Thanks to a Republican Senate and narrowing Democratic margins in the House, decisions made in Olympia over the next several months will be influenced by Republican policies of fiscal restraint and responsive government…much to the disappointment of Governor […]

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  • To read the timeline of the terrorist event that took place earlier this week at the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris is daunting. To have been there while the attack took place is unimaginable. To defend the terrorists by hiding behind the prophet Mohamed is deplorable. Je suis Charlie. “I am Charlie.” […]

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  • North Korea’s sponsored hacking of Sony America is a politically motivated act of cyber-terrorism on American soil. No one disputes this- well, no one but the man who refuses to recognize acts of terror as anything but criminal. Instead of, say, condemning what was found by the FBI to be acts of state-sponsored terrorism, President Obama responds […]

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  • CONGRATULATIONS! Here is an updated list of our KCGOP Elected Leadership Team for 2014-2016, elected by a record number of PCOs this last weekend. Thank you so much for coming out and making your voice heard! Chairman: Lori Sotelo Senior Vice Chairman: Jay Stark 2nd Vice Chairman: Courtney Lyle State Committeeman: Matthew Patrick Thomas State […]

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  • The President’s Executive Order, for better or worse, does a huge disservice to the American people’s trust in government. President Obama stated his issues were on the ballot, we spoke. Instead of heeding our word, he divined the intentions of non-voters and put words in their mouths. American political efficacy is not going to increase […]

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  • This Veterans Day, we are blessed to have so many of those who served our great country with us to give our thanks. Although the days of soldiers storming beaches and pilots clouding the skies are hopefully, and most likely behind us, there still remains the simple fact that each and every Veteran pledged their […]

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  • Election night was VICTORIOUS for Republicans all across this nation. The Republican Party picked up at least seven seats in the United States Senate, giving us a majority of 52. We picked thirteen in the Unites States House, extending that majority to 243, the largest majority since the Great Depression! We also added an additional […]

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  • Below are the endorsed candidates and initiatives of the King County Republican Party for the 2014 Election Cycle. If you have any questions about races on your ballot not listed here, please contact our office at (425) 990-0404. Candidates Federal United States Representative Congressional District No. 1 – Pedro Celis United States Representative Congressional District No. […]

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  • We, as Americans, unite today in remembrance. This day, 13 years ago, brought with it the feeling of losing a loved one. Our hearts remain heavy after all this time because we all love this country so much. It was a wakeup call from reality; that there are monsters in this world who’s goal is […]

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  • Our state’s powerful teachers’ union—the Washington Education Association (WEA)—is attempting to consolidate even more power through its latest initiative, I-1351. I-1351 is an unfunded mandate. It does not specify a revenue source, but it does contain a provision that would prevent the Legislature from suspending its unfunded mandate in future budgets. Piggybacking on the McCleary Decision, this key […]

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  • The Washington Education Association (WEA)—one of our state’s most powerful unions—is attempting to consolidate even more power through its latest initiative, I-1351. Neatly packaged under the guise of smaller class sizes, I-1351 is the WEA’s ticket to affluence. If successful, I-1351 would necessitate public schools hire more teachers and school administrators. More personnel means more […]

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  • Governor Jay Inslee’s extreme environmental agenda for Washington State—and the big donor support he receives to push it forward—rarely receives the level of media attention it deserves. That’s why it was so surprising when a recent story in The New York Times reported how Inslee—with the help of liberal billionaire Tom Steyer—is working to see […]

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  • I want to thank all those who have contributed to King County Cares—a relief effort the King County Republican Party, in conjunction with other local partners, have held for victims of the Central Washington wildfire. Due to your generosity, King County Cares will be able to help supply victims with desperately needed supplies. We have also raised […]

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  • Jay Inslee’s decision to remove state police protection from state grain inspectors—who had been crossing a union picket line to do their jobs at the Port of Vancouver—has brought a billion dollar industry to a virtual standstill. The picket line was formed by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (Longshoremen) after being locked out in […]

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  • On Tuesday, President Barack Obama visited Seattle in order to attend two fundraisers. Obama’s stop was part of his West Coast tour to raise money for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and various Democrat super PACs. Obama’s decision to continue fundraising during various global crises has been met with criticism from both the left and […]

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  • Summer—the season to relish great weather and great books. As you assemble your summer reading list, we here at the KCGOP put together a list of our recommendations to help you make your decisions. So, kick-back and enjoy the sunshine in the company of a good book! KCGOP Chair Lori Sotelo recommends, Autobiography of Thomas […]

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