Mainstream Republicans of Washington has lost the name of their challenger to Pam Roach’s Senate seat, but as of this morning, they don’t know why. They have not announced that the endorsement, itself, is withdrawn, nor whether, if it is withdrawn, they will continue to support him quietly.
Contacted this morning, in his fortress of solitude high atop the Mainstream Building in metropolitan Kennewick (we believe),
Mainstream Executive Director Alex Hays didn’t want to say anything about the reasons for the withdrawal of the Mainstream candidate’s name until he had talked with Matt Richardson.
“I don’t want to say anything until I’ve talked with Matt Richardson,” said Hays, and he would not say what it was that he wanted to talk to Richardson about.
The name of the tall, charming, male-model-as-a-political-candidate (move over Scott Brown), has fallen off Mainstream’s endorsement list following his exposure, here, at the Seattle Times, and elsewhere, as a successfully-prosecuted sexual predator.
Matt Richardson has partially obscured his dark path, dragging a metaphorical clump of sagebrush over his horse’s footprints as in the old Westerns, but you can see where he’s been and find the trail of victims. And now his name has been quietly removed from the list of Mainstream Republicans’ endorsed candidates.
The Reagan Wing has uncovered hundreds of pages of obscured and purportedly sealed legal documents fingering Richardson for inappropriate behavior with minors from sex to violence and questionable and inappropriate relationships with female “friends” and colleagues. Every time he has encountered legal process Mr. Richardson has tried—and sometimes succeeded—to cover up the record. Stipulated verdicts… employment dismissals with murky and ominous causes.