This horse-ridin' candidate kicking up dust in GOP country
Let’s cut straight to the bottom line: Karen Hardy is a badass. And she’s looking to parlay her horse-sense pragmatism and seemingly bottomless well of energy into becoming the first Democrat in forever to win election to the state Senate from the devoutly conservative 7th Legislative District.
JOSH BITTERMAN, a fourth-generation Eastern Washington farmer, transformed a long-empty fruit-packing plant in the Chelan County town of Monitor into a budding new agri-business. But now the local powers want to send him, and others like him, packing.
Seattle councilwoman Kshama Sawant was elected in 2013 and again in 2015 to expand the city’s political dialogue to the left, but her penchant for bombast over governance — a combination already poisoning the national discourse —has undermined her agenda and now is costing taxpayers real money.
Bob Ferguson isn’t the only attorney in Washington state on the forefront of the battle against Donald Trump’s rhetorical and policy assaults on immigrants and DACA recipients. Enoka Herat is bringing a two-pronged fight to this throw down.