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Appalled by anti-Backlund hit mailing

anti-Backlund mailing I'm appalled by a hit mailing just received from the Washington State Democratic Central Committee on Republican State Representative Bill Backlund.
   In blaring red letters, Dr. Backlund is labeled extreme, radical, and dangerous because he "took it upon himself to redefine child abuse in this state as 'substantial risk of death, serious or protracted disfigurement, protracted impairment of physical health...'"
   The intent of that definition was to clarify what true abuse is and to protect innocent families from being unnecessarily drawn into the system of Child Protective Services.
   That anti-Backlund mailer from the Democratic Party is campaigning at its lowest. Particularly when Dr. Backlund wins the prize for quick, personal response to constituents' inquiries, in contrast to some who never respond. Dr. Backlund is a responsible, caring legislator.

Maxine Keesling, Woodinville