So let me get this straight.
According to campaign ads I’ve seen and heard from 42nd District Senate candidates:
Seth Fleetwood is being bankrolled by a “California billionaire,” a philanthropist who is concerned about climate change and interested in creating a whole host of green energy jobs here in Washington state.
Doug Ericksen is bankrolled by the fossil fuel industry, a dying government-subsidized dinosaur which disrupts and pollutes our environment while outsourcing jobs overseas and keeping us in thrall to the Middle East.
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Either way you cut it, it looks like our politicians may be bought and paid for by special-interest groups whose influence needs to be curtailed if not completely eliminated.
So here’s what I’m going to do: vote for Seth Fleetwood, who I believe represents a safe, eco-friendly and prosperous future for Whatcom County. And support Move to Amend, a grassroots effort to get money out of politics. Because I happen to believe jobs, breathing and honest elections are good things.
Not voting is no solution. It’s the equivalent of voting for corporate rule.
Voting Republican is even worse, I think. Unless you oppose good jobs, fair wages, and a clean environment; and support corporate rule.