Author: Calley Hair

Yakhour drops out of the congressional race

Wadi Yakhour, a Republican candidate who ran for Congress in Southwest Washington, has dropped out of the 2022 race. Yakhour was one of a few Republicans looking to primary Herrera Beutler, who has represented Washington’s 3rd Congressional District since 2010. She alienated the pro-Donald Trump wing of her party when she crossed partisan lines to […]

Trump endorses Joe Kent in 2022 election

Former President Donald Trump officially endorsed Joe Kent, a Republican running for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Kent is challenging the incumbent and fellow Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who fell out of Trump’s favor when she crossed party lines and voted to impeach the former president following the Jan. 6 attack on the […]

Herrera Beutler is still against tolls

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, wrote to the Oregon Department of Transportation this week to once again discourage the agency from adopting a tolling or congestion pricing program on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205. “I find it particularly troubling that the tolling proposals presented to the Council seem to expressly target Southwest Washington residents […]

Blom asks realtor group to stop spending on his behalf

In case you missed it, Vancouver city council candidate John Blom gained a boost ahead of the primary election from the National Association of Realtors. They spent $160,000 on his behalf, mainly in the form of digital ads, mailers and texts to voters. To be clear: that’s a ton of money, especially for an odd-year, […]

An exchange with Rep. Kraft re: the Constitution

Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, co-signed an open letter to Washington’s citizens on Wednesday reaffirming her commitment to the Constitution. She was one of 12 Washington legislators, all Republicans, to do so. “Due especially to the state of emergency declaration in effect since March 2020 and resulting mandates, along with recent legislation enacted which law enforcement […]

John Blom’s extremely generous benefactors

The National Association of Realtors really, really wants John Blom to win his bid for Vancouver City Council. So much so that they spent more than $160,000 on his behalf ahead of Tuesday’s election. In case it’s unclear, that’s an enormous sum for an odd-year local primary (for context: Blom himself has raised about $24,000 […]

For your voting ease: A master list of the 2021 primary election endorsements

Candidate endorsements are often covered piecemeal, with a separate news item every time a notable local organization throws its support behind someone running for office in Clark County. From a voter’s perspective, I don’t think that approach is very useful. If I were sitting down to complete my primary election ballot and staring at a […]

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