I also received an email from Democrat Ben Stuckart who has declared his candidacy for 2018 primary election to run for the 5th Congressional District seat to run in the 2018 general election against McMorris .  Ben is currently the President of the Spokane City Council.  He was first elected in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015.

Friend,
I believe that big money should have no place in politics.  Our government must be of the people, by the people, and for the people – otherwise we descend into tyranny.
That’s why last year I was a statewide co-sponsor of Initiative 1464.  I partnered with the League of Women Voters and the Seattle Tea Party on the Initiative.
I believe in looking across the aisle and working with others to get things done.  I-1464 would have made Washington’s elections system far more transparent and fair, instituting a “democracy voucher” system to dilute the influence of big money. Unfortunately, I-1464 failed, achieving 46.29% of the vote.
In Congress, I’m committed to fighting for campaign finance reform.  Whether or not politicians are corrupt, the prevalence of massive donations gives the appearance of corruption.
I refuse to be bought and sold by anyone. That’s why, more than ever, I’m going to need your help to win this thing.
I’ve already received over 50 grassroots contributions in the past few days – this is how we’re going to win! My opponent will rake in millions, as she always does.  I’m not looking for millions, I’m just looking for your support.
Your friend,
Ben

Filed under: 2018 Election year

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