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Dan Evans supports Referendum 74

Timothy Kincaid

November 1st, 2012

Dan Evans is the elder statesman of the Washington Republican Party. He served eight years in the State House (1957-1965), as Governor for twelve years (1965-1977), and as US Senator for six (1983-1989). He’s a bit of a state legend.

He’s also endorsing Referendum 74

“As a Republican, I believe strongly in individual liberty and freedom,” said Dan Evans. “So, for me, approving Referendum 74, supporting our bipartisan marriage law, and giving everyone the freedom to marry the person they love, just seems right and reflects the fundamental value of fairness that we treasure here in Washington.”



November 1st, 2012 | LINK

Evans’ willingness to speak up places in greater relief the cowardice of Susan Collins and (especially) the retiring Olympia Snowe, who have refused to reveal their positions on Question 1 in Maine. Snowe’s endorsement in particular could have made a huge difference.

November 6th, 2012 | LINK

Do we assume correctly that Evans is no longer active in politics? If he’s still in public office, his colleagues, TeaPotParty members, will crucify him for supporting and endorsing Referendum 74. If still in public office, he won’t be for long—-just look at the Iowa judges who ruled, correctly, regarding marriage equality.

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