Leading up to the primary election on August 7, the Washington State Democrats will release 21 reasons that Washington cannot afford Rob McKenna. Today: Rob’s loose relationship with the truth.
Today the Washington State Democrats are releasing “Fact Check,” a new video cataloging Rob McKenna’s repeated failure to be honest with voters. From his “faulty math” relating to state spending, to his own party rejecting his budget on the King County Council, and misleading claims about staff cuts in his office, the video details McKenna’s attempts at twisting reality by making up numbers that fit his political agenda. It also reviews his efforts to escape his constantly changing statements on the Affordable Care Act by blaming the Seattle media.
“Rob McKenna has consistently been unwilling to be straight with Washingtonians on issue after issue, and has instead misled voters to gain support for his agenda,” said Benton Strong, communications director for the Washington State Democrats. “His attempts to manipulate and exaggerate the numbers and misrepresent his record to the public are dishonest and raise questions about whether he can be trusted to run our state.”
Watch the video here.
21 Reasons Washington Can’t Afford Rob McKenna
- Day 21: The Republican Budget Coup – McKenna cutting education funding despite his promises
Day 20: The Bobby Jindal Endorsement – Privatizing Public Education
Day 19: Corporate Sponsorship – McKenna advertises for huge campaign donors
Day 18: Letting Banks Off the Hook – McKenna blames homeowners, not Wall Street banks, for crashing our economy
Day 17: Workers’ Comp – McKenna wants to allow private insurance companies to take advantage of workers
Day 16: Failed Sunshine Committee – McKenna’s attempt at transparency just makes the problem worse
Day 15: Dodging the Press – McKenna avoids answering questions he is not prepared for by running from reporters
Day 14: Media Transparency – McKenna tries to keep the press out
Day 13: Ethics Issues – McKenna mixes campaigning and governing on the King County Council
Day 12: Fact Check – McKenna fails to explain his tax revenue claims
Day 11: Fact Check – McKenna campaigns with faulty data
Day 10: Fact Check – McKenna misstates rise in health care costs
Day 9: Fact Check – McKenna misrepresents King County budget takeover
Day 8: Fact Check – McKenna makes misleading staff cut claims