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Republican candidates slammed for fundraiser attendance

In the week since Skagit Valley Herald reporter Brandon Stone broke the story of “Republican fundraiser draws 400” to its annual Lincoln/Reagan Day Gala, held at an airplane hangar Aug. 29, numerous letters in the Herald have criticized participating elected officials. County Commissioner Ron Wesen and state LD 39 Rep. Carolyn Eslick (R-Sultan) and the appointed LD 10 state Sen. Ron Muzzall attended.

County commissioner candidate Peter Browning and LD 10 state Rep. candidate Bill Bruch, chair of the Skagit County Republican Party were also taken to task in the over 14 letters published through...


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