Nine Days And Counting: Rossi Raises Money For Extremist Policy Center No Word Yet From Rossi On Why He Supports Assailing Middle Class
SEATTLE – Nine days after ethically-challenged perennial politician Dino Rossi sent out a fundraising letter on behalf of the extremist Washington Policy Center (WPC), and with Rossi seriously weighing a bid for US Senate after visiting Republican Party leaders in DC last month, Democrats today launched an online clock to mark the time that has passed since Rossi first refused to distance himself from the WPC’s anti-middle class agenda.
According to reports from POLITICO and PubliCola, Dino Rossi sent out a fundraising letter last Monday on behalf of the extremist Washington Policy Center, a Seattle-based organization which pushes for anti-middle class and anti-family measures such as slashing unemployment benefits, cutting worker compensation, and opposing any efforts to raise the minimum wage. Rossi has deep ties to the organization, and wrote another fundraising letter on behalf of the organization last year.
While seriously contemplating a run for the US Senate, will Rossi distance himself from the WPC’s extreme agenda, or will he stay silent and give his tacit endorsement to their plans?
“The clock is ticking on perennial politician Dino Rossi as he toys with a run for Senate yet refuses to answer any questions,” said Anne Martens, spokesperson for the Washington State Democratic Party. “Rossi should explain why he has plenty of time to play with national Republican Party leaders in DC, but no time to explain whether he agrees with the extreme, anti-middle class policies advocated by the Washington Policy Center here at home. If Rossi does not believe in slashing unemployment benefits, cutting worker compensation packages, and lowering the minimum wage, then he should say so now.”