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  •  Since most of us (0+ / 0-)

    work in Oregon and pay Oregon income tax you theory doesn't hold up very well.

    The billboard has been there, at least since the 60s and is 25 miles south of Olympia, 70 miles from the district Liz Pike represents.

    Liz got around 20% of the vote when she ran for mayor of this town. She lost to a fairly progressive democrat. Said town has one of the best school districts in the state.

    It was a certain bridge project that got her elected this last time. She did her research, her opponent did not and she made a fool of him.

    This does not mean we like all her ideas but she has a way of making sure our tax dollars do not end up subsidizing everyone else while our roads and such fall apart.  

    It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is not what he has -Henry Ward Beecher

    by PSWaterspirit on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 05:23:38 AM PST

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    •  Thanks for the info; it adds (1+ / 0-)
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      some helpful perspective.

      As you note, the infamous billboard is farther north -- in Lewis County, by far the most conservative county in western WA (more agricultural than any other, too).

      Downtown Vancouver actually seems to be reliably Democratic; the 49th Legislative District gave Obama 32,356 votes (vs 22,609 for Romney), and has an all-Democratic delegation in the state legislature. Sec of State data here

      When the Minimum Wage law was enacted by Initiative 688 (in 1998), it received a 65% Yes vote in Clark County (Results here), so evidently even some Republicans support the idea.  

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