by Karen McCall, PCO
[From the email underground, this letter to Lori Sotelo came to The Reagan Wing as a comment to another article.]
Dear Lori Sotelo,
My name is Karen McCall – PCO in the 31st District. I have been a PCO for over 20 years. I am very unhappy with what has happened during this election time. According to the KCGOP PDC reports, the State Senate Caucus passed through the KCGOP $115,000.00. You gave the money to four Republican State Senate Candidates who had never been elected before including $33,000.00 to Steve Litzow in the 41st District.
Steve Litzow was endorsed by, and sits on the board of, the Washington State National Abortion Rights Action League Political Action Committee. As you well know, NARAL is radically fanatic about abortion on demand, anywhere, anytime, anyplace, taxpayer funding, no parental notification, on and on ad nauseum. They go against everything we stand for as Republicans.
While Litzow was claiming to be a Republican, his board was actively endorsing, donating to and encouraging members to actively campaign for endorsed Democrats against our Republicans in this county in both the House and Senate positions. By the way, Litzow is the ONLY Republican they endorsed. The rest are Democrats.
Since you personally control who gets the $ and exclusively write the checks, I would like to know HOW you could give that kind of money to someone like Steve Litzow and give NOTHING to our seated State Senator in MY district – Senator Pam Roach!!!! You may or may not agree with Senator Roach personality wise, but she has ALWAYS won and voted Republican in Olympia. She works her heart out for all of us, gets in the face of the DSHS in Washington State, and is VERY Pro-Life and not afraid to say so.
Pam Roach was dragged through a “Kangaroo Court” in Olympia by the Republican Senate Caucus leader who seems to have an axe to grind. She had no chance to have either a proper hearing or be treated fairly under the Senate Rules. You did NOTHING to go to Olympia and defend her. You did NOTHING in the media to defend her.
She was once again challenged this year, this time by a MAINSTREAM Republican who won with her in the top 2 Primary. He had such a terrible scandalous record that a) even the Democrats who have run against Senator Roach in the past put out a press release saying it was painful for them, but they had to recommend Senator Roach; b) out of embarrassment, the Mainstream Republicans had to withdraw their endorsement of her Republican opponent from their web site; and c) the KCGOP BOARD UNANIMOUSLY AND EXCLUSIVELY ENDORSED HER OVER HER REPUBLICAN OPPONENT!!!!!!!
And you, the KCGOP County Chair gave her NO MONEY!!!! NOTHING!!!!! Since neither the State Senate Caucus nor anyone else may give the KCGOP $ and tell you who you will and will not give it to – it is entirely YOUR failure and it is unacceptable.
Senator Roach won anyway! Strongly pro-life! Strongly supportive of our Platform. WITHOUT YOUR HELP!!!!!
To add further insult to injury, since YOU control the KCGOP website content, you had the NERVE to put Steve Litzow on the KCGOP website in October as the HERO of the Month! You give no $ to and ignored Senator Roach as the Hero of the month, but you give $33,000.00 to and tout Steve Litzow as the Hero of the month.
I see that this month you have President Ronald Reagan as the Hero of the Month. If President Reagan were still alive, I am sure he would be very embarrassed to be associated with someone who is on the NARAL Board I wonder how long before Steve Litzow does what Rodney Tom did after he took out Luke Esser in the 48th and what Fred Jarrett did: They JUMPED TO THE DEMOCRAT PARTY!
This whole thing is unacceptable and terribly unfair. It is EXACTLY why there are multitudes of us in this Party who will NOT give $ to the KCGOP anymore. We cannot trust that our $ will go to help true Republicans. Ultimately, the kinds of the things we are seeing now will be the demise of the Republican Party in this county and this state if we don’t stop this.
You should be ashamed of yourself. You are running for re-election as County Chair this Saturday at the Islander Middle School on Mercer Island. I certainly will NOT be voting for you, and I hope that no one else will do so either. By the way, when do YOU plan to jump to the Democrats?
PCO 31st Legislative District