Democrat State Representative Carol Gregory lost the primary earlier this month to Republican challenger Terri Hickel in the 30th Legislative District’s special election. Yesterday, Shift predicted that Democrats and their far left supporters would resort to their typical scorched earth, misleading campaign tactics in an attempt to keep Gregory in office.
We knew the Democrats negative campaign approach in the face of defeat was inevitable, and our prediction has already come true.
Today, the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) signaled its plan of attack in the 30th LD via an announcement in the Stand, its online mouthpiece. The WSLC claims that “big businesses” are attacking Gregory with false allegations, stating “they have money, but labor has people.” So, in order to combat “big businesses,” WSLC has planned two “neighborhood walks” so that “volunteers can talk to fellow union members about these important issues and why labor supports Rep. Carol Gregory.”
The “they’re-the-ones-with-the-money” route is certainly any interesting strategy for the WSLC to employ, considering the millions of dollars it regularly pumps into getting Democrats elected in our state. Of course, former union president Gregory is going to need all of the lies-and-deception help she can get in the general election. Especially considering the fact that WinPower—the same consultants who ran former Democrat candidate for state representative Mike Wilson’s foiled campaign—are running Gregory’s campaign