ANTI-INSLEE RALLY, Thurs, 5:30-7pm, Olympia. Location Change: We’re Now Meeting On Steps Of Capitol

by | May 15, 2020

Check out these amazing pictures, watch video, and read the speech.

Throughout my speech, my daughter Riley kept looking back and told me later that the widow shades kept opening:

Was that Inslee peeking out the window, cowering in the confines of the Governor’s mansion?

We started yesterday’s anti-Inslee rally on the steps of the Capitol:

We then marched about 100 yards to the Governor’s mansion:

We then jumped on the back of a pick-up truck and gave our speeches.

Sid Maietto started things off — he’s an extraordinary friend who I’ve always been able to count on: 

We then heard from super supporter Marlyn Jensen, one of my favorite people in the world:

Then one of the smartest, most effective legislators I know Jesse Young spoke to all of us:

And then I gave my speech.

I ask you to watch it and to read it.

Read it here:

What’s the difference between the two?

Because of the rain, some portions of the written speech weren’t included.

What was the highlight?

My daughter Riley leading everyone in chanting OPEN WASHINGTON NOW:

(starts at 15 minute mark: 

And with those words echoing and reverberating off the walls of the Capitol and the Governor’s mansion and surrounded by friends and family and enthusiasm and love, with a laptop we hit “send” which formally and officially registers me as a candidate for Governor:

It was perfect. 

And in what can only be described as an omen for good things ahead, the rain stopped, the clouds parted, and … 

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

We have begun our journey to save Washington from 4 more years of Jay Inslee.

I need everyone’s help for this effort to succeed.


  • – go here and donate right now. I really need your help.
  • I shouldn’t be asking folks to give to anything other than my campaign for Governor, but Jay Inslee’s ESSENTIAL versus NON-ESSENTIAL crap is just too important.
  • Please contact people who can’t stand the idea of 4 more years of Jay Inslee. Ask them to donate too. You are my ambassadors, you are my emissaries. We’re building an extraordinary team and we need everyone’s help to make sure this campaign a success.

I make you this promise: support me in this effort and I’ll give you a race for Governor like you’ve never seen before.

I love you all.