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Move King County Now: Vote Yes on Proposition 1!
Quotation

I’m going to take a lot of departments in Washington, and agencies, and combine them. Some eliminate, but I’m probably not going to lay out just exactly which ones are going to go. Things like Housing and Urban Development, which my dad was head of, that might not be around later.

Mitt Romney, at a fundraiser for high-dollar donors. Romney was unaware that his remarks were being overheard by reporters.