I'm getting quite a few of the same "you lie " comments about her as I am for the Russellians.
OK... same offer. I open the floor to you all.
First of all, Castillo has been endorsed by all the dailies in the district who endorse in the primary and the Seattle Times. Herrera... once.
Herrera is the GOP Establishment candidate.
Herrera can't find it within herself to criticize any of Brian Baird's actions.
Herrera co-sponsored and voted for SEIU legislation while repeatedly lying about why she did it.
Herrera voted to strip out the last $229 million from the state emergency fund.... claiming she's the only one to "cut wasteful spending."
Herrera received $5,000 from the SEIU and other unions for her 2008 election.
Herrera hadn't even read the "Dream Act" before she met with a group of Latino kids a month ago.
Herrera left session to go to a Washington, DC fundraiser.
Herrera's people lost their minds over the FreedomWork's endorsement going to Castillo because Dick Armey never talked to Herrera... while neither McMorris or Slade Gorton ever talked to Castillo before endorsing Herrera. FreedomWorks endorses Rossi, no doubt after not talking to anyione else... and what do Herrera supporters say?
Herrera has never served in the military.
Herrera has likened her absence from this region for the ten years before her appointment as the "same thing as being in the military."
Herrera hasn't live here for about 11 of the last 13 years.
Castillo has superior education, experience and background.
Herrera rarely talks specifics, instead packaging herself precisely like Obama.
Herrera lied to the Vancouver Business Journal about when she began to campaign.
Herrera refused a one on one debate with Castillo.
Herrera managed to blow almost $500 on a 3 day boondoggle trip as a staffer from McMorris's office.
Herrera has continually lied about her title as "senior legislative assistant" in McMorris's office.
Herrera lied to the county commissioners during the appointment process by telling them "there is not a job in the world I would rather have," which, of course, explains why she's dumping it so soon.
Herrera has been endorsed by the GOP organizations of 3 counties in the 3rd Congressional District, and every one of those counties are overwhelming democrat strongholds, including Pacific county, where Nan Malin has done such a fine job with the GOP there that not a single, solitary Republican is running... FOR ANYTHING.
There are many, many other issues. But no matter what they are, I extend the same offer to all Herrera supporters: come on in and set me straight. Point out where I've got it wrong... I misunderstood... or I'm flat lying.
Just be prepared top prove it.
But I'm, not going to hold me breath about her, either.