Whether party money taints a politician's credibility as an independent thinker is a question that's long-plagued candidates. Both Stewart and Pridemore have downplayed the partisan nature of the race, saying they were not solely aligned with party politics.
Before being elected, Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, was a proponent of term limits. As he seeks a third term, defending his 17th Legislative District, Position 2 seat against Democratic candidate Richard McCluskey, he’s changed his mind.
Republican Clark County Commissioner David Madore has called his proposal for an east county bridge across the Columbia River an ideal fit for the community, a viable and cost-effective way of relieving cross-state congestion.
In the competitive race for the 17th Legislative District's House Position 1, challenger Lynda Wilson recently unveiled a campaign advertisement blasting her opponent Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, as being funded by "big union bosses."
Republican Brandon Vick, who hopes to be re-elected to his House seat in the 18th Legislative District, admitted he used a little more "French" than he planned in a recent candidate forum while responding to his Democratic opponent Mike Briggs.
A prayer breakfast featuring a speaker known nationally for his remarks denouncing Islam took place in Vancouver this morning. But retired Army Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin kept his remarks focused on his faith and military experiences.