Sunday, March 06, 2016

Cantwell Celebrates Former Congressman Tom Foley's Achievements

Tom Foley from Spokane was a Democrat who represented Eastern Washington, one of the most Conservative areas in the nation.  His ability to compromise allowed him to stay afloat. He was able to rise to become Speaker Of The House, but in doing so, was painted by his opponents as representing a body that was out of touch with it's constituents. He became the first sitting house speaker to lose an election.  He was replaced by the very partisan Republican Newt Gingrich when the congress flipped in a GOP landslide in 1994.  Thank you to Mary Westlake for this video.

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