Castillo 4, Heck 3, Herrera 1, Hedrick 0

by lewwaters


For all of the smoke and hype associated with political campaigns, newspaper editorial endorsements seem to reflect some of the better polling on candidates. No, they are not always right and they don’t always choose the best candidate, at least according to our own thoughts.

But, they have the chance to actually view the candidates the most and spend the most time sitting down and discussing more issues one on one with them in order for their editorial boards to select who to endorse. They see the candidates back stage and view how they interact with campaign staff and others, something most voters never see.

I believe such is the case now that the larger newspapers are issuing their editorial board endorsements for Washington State 3rd Congressional District candidates.

At least 2 camps I’m sure will disagree and complain, but what else is new from them?

So far, the Seattle Times, the Columbian, the Longview Daily News and the Centralia Chronicle have chimed in for our primary election coming August 17. Since it is a primary election on who to choose to move forward to the general election, each chose two they desire to see win the nomination in our top two primary.

Every single one has chosen Republican David Castillo for one of the top two slots. Three chose Democrat Denny Heck for the second slot and one chose Republican Jaime Herrera for the second slot.

None chose David Hedrick who says he served in the Marine Corps and acts as if he and he alone know best about the constitution.

Also not selected was Democrat Cheryl Crist, a gutsy lady running on an anti-war anti-military platform. I say gutsy because she is willing to stand before audiences where the majority disagree with her and often jeer her. She does not back down from them and cower.

Norma Jean Stevens, the lone Independent was also not endorsed. Norma Jean Stevens is a political novice who entered the race late but has shown much improvement in her delivery and confidence in expressing herself. Should she not win in this primary and choose to continue pursuing public office, I believe she will fair well in the future.

The Seattle Times was the first to issue an endorsement in this race, selecting Castillo and Heck. Of the 2 men they stated,

“On numerous issues ranging from financial reform to federal spending, Heck elevates the discussion with his vast knowledge and solution-oriented approach. Castillo wraps no-nonsense earnestness into conservative principles, which have room for compassion for people living in poverty.”

Next Came the Columbian who chose to endorse two Republicans, David Castillo and Jaime Herrera. Of the two Republicans they said,

“The new voices of Castillo and Herrera resonate more compellingly with both traditional and visionary values,” adding “Castillo entered the race early, months before Baird retired, and wasted no time attacking both the incumbent and the Obama administration. His cut-spending, promote-the-private-sector platform is imbued with bedrock GOP principles, but he also proffers innovative ideas.”

Next came the Longview Daily News, who also chose David Castillo and Denny Heck. Of the candidates they said,

“Heck and Castillo impressed us as the most capable candidates in this crowded field, and they would offer voters in a district that trends both red and blue an excellent choice come November. Both hold fast to the principles of their respective parties, but they have the maturity and experience required to understand the practical value of moderation and cooperation.”

Lastly we come to the Centralia Chronicle who also chose Republican David Castillo and Democrat Denny Heck. They consider the nomination of Heck a given, considering he is the lone Democrat running at the top. Of Castillo, however, they state,

“Castillo’s combination of military service, work with the Department of Homeland Security, his tenure as the deputy assistant secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs, his presidential appointee for the Intergovernmental Affairs Office with the U.S. Department of Labor, his time as Chief of Staff for the state House Minority Leader, his master’s degree from Gonzaga University, and his successful business as a financial advisor, give us the most assurance he would be able to handle himself and stick to his conservative principles when he leaves the Evergreen State to represent us back East.”

After apologetically saying Hedrick did not have what it takes, they said of Herrera, who had some support on their editorial board,

“we question her overall experience to navigate during these most trying of times in our nation, from fighting two wars, a deep recession and a push by the Democrats for Big Government at every turn.”

The Chronicle ends their endorsement with,

“Castillo is in line with our views on the economy. We can trust he will remain true to his fiscally conservative outlook. Castillo is the right choice for this primary election.”

With the condition of the nation’s economy and the ever deepening recession, we need to send a well qualified and sincere person to Washington D.C. We need not only strong leadership and representation for the 3rd Congressional District, but we need a strong voice of conservative sanity, one that doesn’t feed an ego off of a YouTube video or that is just too naïve to understand what she is doing.

We need David Castillo, the only candidate endorsed by all 4 major newspapers in the 3rd Congressional District to date.

20 Comments to “Castillo 4, Heck 3, Herrera 1, Hedrick 0”

  1. Hey Lew….don’t you just love this poll…Who cares if liberal newspapers endorse Castillo (not such a good thing)… the people love Hedrick!
    http://www.washingtonstatepolls.com/CD-3-SURVEY-02.htm
    http://davidwhedrick.com/

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  2. Actually, Kelly, what amazes me is how supposedly intelligent people who claim that polls mean nothing, latch on to such a poll that draws information only from within their own database.

    You know, sort of like a straw poll by mail?

    And to a degree, you are right, “SOME” people like him, even though he refuses to be open and up front with you.

    Be careful of these polls you latch on to, Kelly. If I recall correctly, Ron Paul always came out far ahead in such polls too.

    He didn’t do all that well in the poll that really mattered though, did he?

    Be sure and let us know when Hedrick has decided to become “open and transparent” himself on the very foundation of his campaign, instead of hiding.

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  3. Lew,
    I notice you neglected to mention that the Centralia Chronicle opened up their endorsement with “We hope it is Castillo, and urge you to vote for the Centralia native.” If you’ve ever lived here (as I do), you’d know the Chronicle has been wrong in the past and will continue to be wrong in the future, but one thing is for sure, they ALWAYS back the good ol’ boys regardless of qualifications. And as for the Times and the Columbian, please, you might as well have The Stranger endorse you, they’re so liberal, they’re more a liability than an asset. All they show is who the Liberal Democrats would rather debate, which certainly isn’t Hedrick, his own party doesn’t even want to.

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  4. Gabe, your whining is duly noted.

    However, the funny thing is, had any of these “liberal hacks” endorsed your boy, you’d be all over it like the second coming.

    Hedrick is little more than a Bull in a China Shop that hasn’t a clue about real debating. He presents no specific ideas, just good sounding platitudes.

    I notice too that he, or a supporter, has edited the video of the second encounter with Baird. You know, the one in Olympia where he had his ass handed back to him by Baird?

    Fortunately, the full video is also available.

    He walked into that with his eyes wide open and was made a fool of.

    When Hedrick becomes “open and transparent” about the very Marine service he has made central to his campaign, instead of hiding behind claims of “classified,” maybe I’ll be more inclined to listen to him.

    As a Viet Nam Veteran myself, such claims always raise red flags as I know better.

    What is he hiding?

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  5. Lew, you are like one of those shock-jocks who don’t really doesn’t have a clue about much of anything other than stirring up hate and discontent to get an audience. Unfortunately for me I love a train wreck, so I tend to listen to them and I find myself coming back here, oh well. You should put up some ads to make money off of me.

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  6. Yeah, you’re right, Gabe. What could I possibly know about anything at 62 years of age, over 8 years active duty in the US Army including 18 months boots on the ground in Viet Nam, having raised two daughter as a single Dad, held blue collar jobs all of my life, even when in management positions, paid my own way everywhere I’ve been (except for overseas travel in the Army) and stood on my own two feet.

    What could I possibly know about anything, right?

    As for that train wreck, be careful because it is happening right where you are.

    Hedrick reminds me of a dog chasing a car. The dog wouldn’t know what to do with the car if he ever caught it either.

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  7. David has always been open and up front with me. All my questions have been answered.

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  8. You wouldn’t also go by the name ‘Britnay Welles,’ would you, Kelly?

    So, since he is always open with you, just how soon after September 11, 2001 did he decide to get out?

    Too bad he isn’t as open with voters.

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  9. Lew, it is really obvious that you are frustrated by something. Every time I see you anywhere you seem mad. You should be less filled with hate and more filled with love.

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  10. Phil,
    Who the *#!!! do you think you’re talkin to son! Lew Waters is the king and he will bet your dum ass all over this blog!

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  11. Wow, didn’t see that coming Jim. I think you are probably mistaking me for someone else. I’m just worried about Lew because he looks so mad and he’s desperately out of shape and with that grumpy old man look that he has, I’m just concerned for his own health and well being. Maybe if he exercised more than just his fingers once in a while and went out for a walk or something nice like that. I just think all this negativity will get to him, that’s all.

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  12. You stoopid idiat. Lew Walters will kick your ass! He’s a combat veteran and won a purple heart for all his bravery and now he’s just trying to tell us all the truth and what makes sense. I’ve known Lew for all long time and he never backs down from no one. He probly parashooted into vietNam and shot all those guys before they new what hit them. You dumass Herera suporter. Lews not fat either you stupid ass pig. Your probably fat and are just jealous cause Lew can beat your ass any day. Go kill yoruself and leave Lew alone or your asking for it. And who the hell is Gabe Anzelini, sounds like a Italian commie basterd to me. Freak! Get off the blog if you think Hedrik is so dam smart. HE probably played in the band in the marines if he even went. Lew doesn’t know if he really way in there anyway so Lew can kick your ass too! David Castilo is the MAN and he was in the Navy so suck it biches. Don’t worry Lew, we bad asses stick together. If I wasn’t a felon I would vote for Catillo too. He can kick Hendricks ass too and that Harerra bich too. There too stupid to beat David Castilo or Lew too for that matter cause there dum ass biches.

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  13. Gee Lew,
    You sure like to brag about something you allegedly did 40 years ago!
    I know a lot of servicemen and women who went gladly, gave everything, and don’t brag about it today. Seems like you want everyone to think you’re this big hero or something. The real heros are still buried there asshole. And the humble ones that came back that really did something over there don’t brag about it. All of your bragging makes me think you didn’t do shit there because if you really did, you would have a more humble attitude.

    It’s like just because you did something that a million other people have done you expect the whole world to kiss your ass and take you at your word. You have your head so far up Castillo’s ass it’s embarassing. You kind of remind me of Chris Boyd. He sure turned into Castillo’s bitch. I don’t know how that guy can even show his face anymore. What a chump. Oh well, no wonder you guys get along so well. You all sit around telling yourselves how wonderful you are.

    Great investigative skills too Lew. You take one person’s word for something and don’t check any leads or try to corroborate at all. It would be like a cop asking a bank robber if he robbed the bank and the bank robber said no. Then the cop tells everyone that the robber is innocent. That’s how stupid you sound when you try to pick on Hedrick. I personally could give a crap less because I’m voting for Heck! I think Heck owes you big for all you do for him. One look at your blog and everyone knows you’re all f’d up. If I was Castillo and you were behind me I’d shoot myself. Anyone you back has to be an idiot.

    Also, who cares that you were a single dad. So are millions of others. It’s tools like you that give real service men a bad name. You’re better off not blogging dude. At least stop the nonsense bragging. Your self agrandizing really is pathetic. Nobody cares. Live in the now!

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  14. Well well, it’s good to see the Hedrick supporters out and about early in the morning showing the world the character of their candidate.

    Good job!

    Phil, what you don’t know about me would fill a set of encyclopedia.

    Jim, doesn’t your description of me better suit your Messiah?

    Phil, stow the false concern, son.

    Jim, I’m not the one running around trying to create a false aura about my service. Trying to create a false image of me doesn’t really make Hedrick look good. It just makes you all look petty and infantile.

    And finally, Joe. What a maroon you come across as.

    I have offered to fully open my records to a neutral third party is Hedrick will open his. I create no false aura about bravery or heroics, just admit I was a Helicopter crew chief/mechanic doing my job.

    Chris Boyd is open on his service as is David Castillo.

    Why isn’t alleged Marine Corporal David W. Hedrick? What is he hiding?

    And yeah, I’m really sure you support Denny Heck, yeah, uh huh, sure.

    Oh, the “one person” I took at their word? Uh, could that be the words that came out of Hedrick’s mouth straight to my ears?

    But thanks for stopping by and showing the world what they can expect should they fall for the egomaniac who hasn’t yet realized is 15 minutes were up long ago.

    What’s the matter, no actual values or ideas to promote with him?

    Oh yes, and I’ll also add, when your Mommie and Daddy allow you on the computer, you might consider spending your time doing something else. You’re not very good at this.

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  15. OMG, Ha ha, more people that want to sleep with Lew. Too funny

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  16. Lew,
    Thank you for taking the bait. The point of all that was not political but purely philosophical and for entertainment value. These blogs are not gospel. They are purely entertainment. They mean nothing in the political world, religious world, sports world, real world. While you are thinking of a biting comeback or a “one-up” against somebody who is not even real, there are real people out there who hate us both, simply because we’re Americans, and they are plotting to kill us. These blogs don’t matter!! Unless of course you are using them strictly for entertainment value, like I am!

    So as you are reading this, pondering what your next reply will be, that special reply that ends all replies, remember this. Blogging is like running in the special olympics…even if you win, you’re still retarded.

    Good day, Sir.

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  17. Your own words prove you wrong.

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  18. LMAO! You got owned in this one Lew!!!

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  19. LOL, Lily. Keep your eyes and ears open and we’ll see who gets owned.

    Oh, what a tangled web we weave, you know???

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  20. “So as you are reading this, pondering what your next reply will be, that special reply that ends all replies, remember this. Blogging is like running in the special olympics…even if you win, you’re still retarded.”

    Actually it would be correct to say, winning an argument on the internet is like running in special olymics…if you win, you’re still retarded.

    Blogging is a whole different thing. It was born of a lazy media. A lazy media that refuses to report all sides of the issues. Liberals don’t like to hear the facts. The facts anger them. So if you get angry, there must be a very good reason for it. 😉

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