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July 30, 2008 10:41 AM

Rossi's subtle editing

Posted by David Postman

I posted yesterday about Dino Rossi's first TV ad of the campaign. But it turns out there are two versions of the spot. You can watch the one I posted about here:

Then watch this version here.


Can you spot the differences? And can you figure out why there are two versions?

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July 30, 2008 8:53 AM

Foward Washington exec responds

Posted by David Postman

I wrote Monday about Dino Rossi and Forward Washington, the non-profit foundation he led after losing the 2004 governor’s race. It would be fair to say that after reading Ralph Thomas’ Sunday story about Rossi’s efforts since 2004 and looking again at the Public Disclosure Commission investigation of the foundation, I found Forward Washington and its Idea Bank to be lacking in substance.

But I should have contacted Ted Dahlstrom, the executive director of the foundation. He’s always been responsive to my questions. So here, a little late, is his take on Forward Washington, both in the Rossi era and now that the group’s founder has left to run for governor.

The point of the idea bank was to provide the citizens of Washington with a chance to have their voice heard by those in Olympia. All too often, many constituents feel like they are ignored by their elected representatives and their ideas are not taken seriously.

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