The strangest flap yet in this year’s campaign for governor evaporated into thin air Friday when tapes surfaced of an appearance Republican Rob McKenna made Monday in Yakima. For the last week, Democrats have been in a frenzy about a story that appeared in the Yakima Herald-Republic, accusing McKenna of flip-flopping on health care, lying, and worst of all, blaming the press. But the recordings show the newspaper got the story wrong,
In this op-ed piece, attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna offers his view of the state’s role in implementing the Affordable Care Act. Unlike some in his party, McKenna argues that the law is something the state needs to work with and shape, so that Washington might achieve the goal the feds didn’t – containing health care costs.