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Candidate resorts to Tea Party rhetoric | LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor:
Judging by a recent fundraising letter sent out by City Council candidate Richard “Dick” Haugen and his more recent political ad in this newspaper, it is obvious that he has chosen to conduct a campaign based on gross misuse of facts and Tea Party rhetoric.
This type of campaign is a disservice to all residents of the island. It draws attention away from a meaningful conversation of real issues and attempts to incite fear and anger about issues he either seems to know very little about or, more likely, has intentionally chosen to grossly mischaracterize.
Bainbridge Island needs and deserves serious, informed and thoughtful leadership. Sadly, Mr. Haugen’s campaign reflects none of these attributes.