The 34th District Democrats is a group of very, very far-Left liberals. As one of Seattle’s largest political groups, Democrat candidates for state office feel the need to cater to them. And, this election cycle is no exception.
Last week, the 34th District Democrats held an endorsement meeting. Liberal candidates for statewide office made their case of why the group should endorse them, including State Senator Cyrus Habib.
Habib, who is running for Lieutenant Governor, has already done quite a lot of pandering to the far-Left. When he was running for the Senate in 2014, Habib told his fellow liberals that he hoped to eventually pass “a capital-gains tax or an income tax on the rich.” And, he voted against the final bill to save voter-approved public charter schools, despite his previous claim of support for it in hopes of appeasing the Washington Education Association (WEA) and groups like the 34th District Democrats.
So, it should come as no surprise that — when faced with the prospect of the 34th District Democrats’ endorsement – Habib did a lot of groveling. And, thanks to his desperation, we now know how far Habib intends to take his liberal agenda should he become Lieutenant Governor.
Habib told the 34th District Democrats that he believes the Lieutenant Governor should be “more than fair and responsible.” He believes the Lt. Governor should be “a force for progressive change.”
Forget about abiding by the state constitution and governing by the law, Habib wants to be a Lt. Governor that forces “progressive change” — we assume that includes a state income tax since he loves to talk about it so much — on Washington’s working families.
Habib goes on to brag about his various liberal endorsements, including those by the WEA, the Washington Conservation Voters, SEIU 775, etc. Considering all the groveling he does, those endorsements should also come as no surprise.
Habib won the endorsement of the 34th District Democrats on a second ballot with 62 percent of the vote.
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