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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 01:40 AM
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Democrats waste no time smacking McGavick (WA Senate race)
U.S. Senate candidate Mike McGavick publicly lamented on election night Tuesday that the Democrats were trying to demonize his call for Social Security reform -- which, sure enough, was the first broadside out of the enemy camp just 12 hours later.

State Democratic Chairman Dwight Pelz, standing with Gov. Chris Gregoire at a post-primary news conference Wednesday, lobbed one of his party's favorite accusations at Sen. Maria Cantwell's Republican challenger: privatization.

"Mike McGavick has indicated that he supports the privatization of Social Security," Pelz said. "If Mr. McGavick wants us to stop talking about Social Security, he has to quit talking about privatization of Social Security."

McGavick told supporters at his election-night celebration that whenever he talks about the need to revamp the Social Security system, it "gets derided as privatization, which I happen to be against." A spokesman said Wednesday that a Cantwell-sponsored Social Security bill would accelerate the program's cost growth and insolvency risk.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/285930_senate21.htm...
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 02:11 AM
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1. Dems MUST come out swinging and don't let these basters get away
Edited on Thu Sep-21-06 02:11 AM by Rainscents
with anything! I'm glad they are doing that.
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:57 AM
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2. Just cam back from Seattle where the ads are
non-stop. Maria Cantwell talks about being a waitress in college and working for a higher minimum wage, and McGavock talks about "ending the bipartisanship in DC". His ads don't mention he's a Republican.

He shouldn't have a chance (I hope).
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