Where’s Denny’s issues page?

State Sen. Craig Pridemore has been taunting rival Democratic congressional candidate Denny Heck for weeks now over what he characterizes as Heck’s failure to explain to votes his positions on key issues. Specifically, Pridemore has challenged Heck to state his views on health insurance reform, financial reform and the rights of workers to organize.

Heck may be addressing these and other key issues in campaign appearances. But a quick visit to his campaign website, dennyheckforcongress.com, reveals that the former state representative and founder of TVW has NO issues page. Curious where he stands on Race to the Top, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, or immigration reform? Maybe you can try e-mailing him.

The other front-runners in the 3rd District race — Pridemore, state Rep. Jaime Herrera and David Castillo — have all posted summaries of their positions on key issues on their websites. So have the long-shot candidates — Tea Party member and disabled Marine veteran David Hedrick, peace candidate Cheryl Crist, and the latest entrant into the race, disabled Army veteran Chris Boyd.

Heck campaign spokesman Grant Lahmann, asked about the curious absence of a Denny Heck Issues page, said this week, “We’re working on it.” That’s what his campaign told us more than two weeks ago.

Kathie Durbin

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