GOP staffer says he was fired for not campaigning

THE OLYMPIANMarch 7, 2012 

A former staffer with the House Republican caucus in Olympia has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was fired for refusing to campaign or raise money for GOP candidates.

John S. Archer, 61, was let go last June along with three other staff members. Archer had worked for the GOP caucus for 17 sessions, and says he was frequently asked by Republican representatives to campaign or raise money, but he refused because it’s barred by state law.

In a suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, he claims wrongful termination, age discrimination and defamation by the House, House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt and Republican caucus chief of staff John Rothlin.

The Associated Press

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