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Down the ballot: Brand problems

— How bad is the GOP brand in Washington State?A candidate won't even list himself as Republican on the ballot... "Washington state Democrats sued a state official Tuesday to get a Republican listed on the ballot, arguing a candidate is obscuring his party identity by ballot language that says he 'prefers GOP party.' The candidate, Dino Rossi, is facing a rematch this November with Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire, who beat him by 133 votes four years ago after three counts and a court challenge."