The Seattle Times’ latest editorial is neatly summed up in its headline: “Pull the ad, Mike“:
Mike McGavick’s latest radio ad is a politician’s version of highway robbery.
The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate is appropriating the issue of sales tax deductibility as his own and using it to attack incumbent Maria Cantwell. Problem is, Democrat Cantwell might as well be known as Sen. Sales Tax Deductibility. Both she and Rep. Brian Baird, D-Vancouver, have been leaders, in their respective houses of Congress, on the issue of first restoring, then keeping, the right of residents in Washington and seven other states to deduct their state sales tax from the federal tax bill.
McGavick’s radio ad attacks Cantwell for voting against the sales tax deduction