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May 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM

A third candidate for Governor goes after far-right voters

Washington Governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Shahram Hadian (Photo courtesy of Hadian2012.com)

Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee are in a pitched battle for the governorship. But there’s another candidate in the race whose name you might not have even heard, and he’s hoping to draw in votes on the far right.

SEATTLE – I stay pretty up to date on politics. I know the platforms of both Inslee and McKenna well, and actively talk about them with my friends. So the other day when someone asked me if I knew about the third candidate in the Washington State governor’s race I thought it was a joke! How could I have missed this?

After a few more minutes of conversation and a quick internet search, I found him. His name is Shahram Hadian, a former Muslim turned Christian pastor, running on a platform focused on morality and national security.

Hadian has a unique story when you compare him to his competition. He was born in Iran in 1971 and left the country with his parents shortly before the government was overthrown by an Islamic regime. Hadian sees this as the moment when the people of Iran lost their freedoms, and he says he sees it happening in America now.

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April 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM

A toss-up district: Welcome to the Eastside’s contested 45th legislative district

With Democrats on a downward trend in the 45th legislative district, it doesn’t help that redistricting has made it slightly more right-leaning, according to all the candidates currently running.

45th LD, representative pos. 1 candidates

From left to right: Jacob Bond (D), Rep. Roger Goodman (D), Joel Hussey (R) (Photos courtesy of vote4bond.com, leg.wa.gov, Joel Hussey / UW Election Eye)

KIRKLAND — In 2010, incumbent Rep. Roger Goodman (D) narrowly won re-election in the 45th LD against Republican challenger Kevin Haistings with 2.65% of the vote, or only 1,511 votes. Goodman was slated to run for Congress in the 1st district, the seat Jay Inslee is vacating. But with such a crowded field, and challenges with fundraising, he is now seeking re-election for his post in the 45th LD

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April 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM

A toss-up district: Welcome to the Eastside's contested 45th legislative district

With Democrats on a downward trend in the 45th legislative district, it doesn’t help that redistricting has made it slightly more right-leaning, according to all the candidates currently running.

45th LD, representative pos. 1 candidates

From left to right: Jacob Bond (D), Rep. Roger Goodman (D), Joel Hussey (R) (Photos courtesy of vote4bond.com, leg.wa.gov, Joel Hussey / UW Election Eye)

KIRKLAND — In 2010, incumbent Rep. Roger Goodman (D) narrowly won re-election in the 45th LD against Republican challenger Kevin Haistings with 2.65% of the vote, or only 1,511 votes. Goodman was slated to run for Congress in the 1st district, the seat Jay Inslee is vacating. But with such a crowded field, and challenges with fundraising, he is now seeking re-election for his post in the 45th LD

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Comments | More in Local | Topics: Conservative, conservatives, Democrats