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November 6, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Patriotic fervor at Koster party in Everett

John Koster hugs his grandsons, Landon, left, and Levi Harper, as they wait for election returns at an Everett restaurant. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

 

On Election Night, Kathy George is wearing a red cape and a dress sporting American flags that she made herself.

The 64-year-old Snohomish resident is a Koster supporter and called “ridiculous” the media coverage of Koster’s secretly recorded comment on rape.

“You hate to see him have to get his face in the mud like that but he handled it well,” she said.

This past summer, the Georges helped arrange for hot-rod cars for Koster to ride in parades in Kirkland, Snohomish, Granite Falls and Sultan.

George and her husband, Sunny, nearly lost their home to foreclosure. They are bitter about their experience with Obama’s foreclosure prevention program.

“He promised everybody he could make your home affordable,” said Sunny George, a self-employed diesel mechanic.

The couple ended up getting 2 percentage points knocked off their mortgage — but have a $26,000 balloon payment. George said they didn’t end up reducing their debt.

Asked whether he thought Koster could fix the economy, Sunny paused.

“You’ve got to remember he’s just one guy,” he said. “We’re hoping to get more people like John in there.”

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