Just this week, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer wrote, “Republicans have signaled early, in two key State Senate races, that they are ready to go negative with crude attack mailings with November’s election day still 99 days away.”
With the help of extremist big-money donors, Republicans are trying to intimidate my colleagues and me into backing down on our ambitious agenda to build a Washington that works for us all. They plan to bring in so much money that they’ll not only scare off Democrats on the ballot this November — they think they’ll be able to build a big enough war chest that they’ll even intimidate me.
Here’s the thing: They’re wrong. I’m not backing down. But to prove it to them, I need your help.
When I walked into the governor’s office, I laid out big goals to improve our state — like creating jobs, fully funding our schools, acting on climate change, and ensuring our roads are safe for truckers and families alike. We can’t reach those goals unless we show our commitment.
Our opponents are already trying to use our agenda as a wedge to divide voters. They’ve committed huge sums of money to defeating my colleagues on Election Day and turning back the clock on our progress. They’ve even asked for more money from their donors to “elect more Republicans to stand up against Jay Inslee.”
That’s why we need to show we’re not backing down. We need to show we have the strength to meet the opposition dollar-for-dollar — even if we have to do it with just a few dollars at a time.
We can show Republicans that we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together, and we can send their big-money donors a big message. We can tell them that no matter how much they spend to distort my record, we’ll hit them right back.
Thanks for your commitment to building a better future for Washington.
Very truly yours,