A group of us are organizing a movement to encourage Clint Didier to run as a write-in candidate in the General Election against Dan Newhouse in the 4th Congressional District. Since only Newhouse (RINO) and White (Democrat) made it through the Primary, we want the voters to have another option.
We are compiling a list of names, like a petition, to present to Clint.
Questions on why?
Q. Why can't we write in Loren Culp or one of the other candidates who didn't make it through the primary?
A. Any candidate who ran in this same race on the primary ballot is disqualified as a write-in candidate in the general election. A write-in candidate must file as a write-in and follow specific laws and steps in order to actually be eligible to win this race.
Q. Why Clint Didier?
A. Clint ran against Newhouse in the past and came close to winning 50% of the vote. He is well-known, he has what it takes to win, and he is a solid patriot. Dan Newhouse's campaign ran slander ads against Didier, lying and scaring retirees into believing he was going to cut their Social Security checks, putting him just barely over the top to win.
Q. Is it even possible for a write-in candidate to win in a general election?
A. Yes! It has been done at least once in Washington State. It is a long shot, but if there has ever a time in history that it could happen, I believe it is now.
Q. But what if this just splits the vote and we end up with Doug White, the Democrat?
A. Yes, it's a risk, but is a Newhouse win really better? If White wins, he will be very easy to take out in 2024. It has been predicted that we will easily take back the House this year, and one vote probably won't matter much. Besides, many Republican voters are saying they won't vote for Newhouse and would rather vote Democrat or abstain from this race. Having a write-in at least gives them a choice. We risk a Democrat win either way.
Q. Can I give you additional names of people who would like to be added to the list?
A. Yes! We will probably make a list of PCOs (and PCOs-Elect), and then a list of others.