PODCAST: John Carlson's "And Another Thing..." July27, 2020

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KVI's John Carlson interviews candidate for WA governor, Joshua Freed (R), who is seen in this file photo as a sponsor of a King County measure, I-27, requiring a public vote before any health department supervised heroin injection sites could be opened. ( photo:{ } KOMO News)

GUEST: Republican candidate for WA governor and former Bothell City Councilman and Mayor, Joshua Freed, talks about his campaign to challenge incumbent Jay Inslee, Freed says he's spending campaign money to increase his name recognition, why Freed thinks his candidacy and career are best suited to challenge Inslee in November, Inslee's remark that he didn't know about CHOP, he wants to get the economy moving again by reducing government regulations like the B&O tax increase signed by Inslee, what would a Gov. Freed do in response to Seattle's CHOP and more recent violent protest acts?, how he'd use WSP troopers or national guard if mayors fail to act, what he'd do differently than Inlsee regarding COVID pandemic, the looming state budget hole due to COVID shutdowns, he'd veto any income tax, would cut state budget by 20-25%, he says gov't is growing while small businesses are going bankrupt, an explanation of two land deals in Bothell that generated investigations, how his campaign is gaining momentum right now, he says mainstream Republicans turned away from him because that block of the party wants the candidates running purple vs red, Freed stands up for religious liberty, lastly...what to do about re-opening schools amid virus pandemic.

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