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Candidates scheduled for Tea Party gathering on San Juan Island July 31
Jonah Goldberg, editor of National Review Online, conservative author and political analyst, will be the featured speaker at the Salmon BBQ and Tea Party on July 31, 2-6 p.m., at the Big Red Barn, 1721 Cattle Point Road in Friday Harbor.
The event is open to the public.
"If you believe in the traditional American values of Limited Government, Fiscal Responsibility, Personal Responsibility, and National Sovereignty then you should come to the Tea Party and find out more," said an e-mailed event invitation.
A full salmon dinner is available for a donation. There will also be hot dogs for those who prefer them. Tea and other beverages will be available. There will be dancing to live country/western band music. Call 378-3843 to RSVP.
The following candidates and groups will be represented:
— U.S. Senate: Paul Akers, Clint Didier.
— U.S. House of Representatives: John Koster.
— State Supreme Court: Jim Johnson, Richard Sanders.
— State House, 40th District: Dusty Gullison, Donna Miller, Mike Newman, John Swapp.
— San Juan County Sheriff: Jeff Asher, Brad Fincher, Brent Johnson, Felix Menjivar, Rob Nou.
— San Juan County Council: Jerry Gonce, Rich Peterson.
— Organizations: Citizen Action Network, Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, Evergreen Freedom Foundation, Freedom Works, National Center for Constitutional Studies, Pacific Legal Foundation.
Participants will be able to sign up for the National Center for Constitutional Studies' Constitution Seminar scheduled on Sept. 11; meet the candidates and ask them questions; view draft horses and antique farm machinery; and stroll the grounds of a working farm.