Back in the days of old... back in late 2007, we had an appointment process to fill the open seat. As corrupt as the process was (and it was) one person ran for the appointment. That person received precisely zero votes from the PCOs.
That person was named Richard Carson.
I, personally, don't know him. I know that when he needed to be in the GOP, he was. And now that he thinks he doesn't need to be, he isn't.
And the positions?
Standard shlock... until you get to this:
He also said he opposes charging a toll on the new bridge planned for Interstate 5 between Vancouver and Portland.That the people of Vancouver were idiotic enough to elect Tim "The Liar" Leavitt on this lie doesn't mean it's going to happen here.
What Mr. Carson needs to be is opposed to replacing the bridge and ramming loot rail down our throats, period. To run on the hypocrite's platform... that is, a position where we should have a bridge, we just shouldn't pay for it; explains perfectly why, while Carson feels that he's "... lost faith in the Republican and Democrat parties," it's fairly clear why at least one of those parties had no faith in him, either.