The Governor’s race & the write-in campaign for Lt Governor

by | Aug 12, 2020

Wed, Aug 12th, 2020

As I said on election night, when it comes to my run for Governor, I loved every minute of it.

I thoroughly enjoyed the seasoned citizens I met:

And I had a lot of fun with the kids:

And I will cherish forever every moment I had with Riley:

We were quite the father-daughter duo.

During my election night speech before I knew the results, I said I was completely at peace with whatever decision the voters were going to make. I felt that way that night and I’ve felt that way every moment since.

The universe unfolds exactly as it’s supposed to and things always have a way of working out for the best.

I firmly believe that. 

I’m new to running for office but it’s pretty straightforward how it works: the Republican candidate who received the most votes won the primary. Loren Culp won because he got more votes than me and the other candidates. So he’ll take on Inslee in the general election.

I’ve said since day one that I’m focused on saving Washington state from 4 more years of Inslee. So I’m going to work my butt off to help Loren win.

How will I do that?

I already started. On Friday, KING 5 TV did back-to-back interviews: Loren was first and then me. Please watch it and give me your feedback: 

Again, please let me know what you think about that.

The day after the election, my consultant Pete sent me a text message about the Lt Governor’s race (2 Democrats advanced through the primary creating an opening for a Republican to run a write-in campaign).

Here was my response: 

In the ensuing days, there was a lot of buzz on social media about it. I got lots of Facebook posts and emails and phone calls encouraging me — “you’d be perfect”.

So over the next several days and through the weekend, I seriously considered it. I talked with lots of people about it.

By the time Monday rolled around, I learned that the Culp team was supportive if I wanted to do it (which I took as a great compliment). The Washington State Republican Party leaders had scheduled a Zoom meeting to discuss it at 5pm Monday. My contacts didn’t know how the meeting was going to go.

So it was decision time.

I thought about it, prayed about it, and then made my decision.

I then went on Facebook Live where I:

1) thanked everyone again for helping and supporting my run for Governor.
2) re-emphasized my support and endorsement of Loren Culp for Governor.
3) announced I’ll be traveling the state speaking at whichever events I’m invited to to help our candidates and to push my own projects.
4) explained my thinking on the Lt. Governor’s race and announced I had decided to take a pass on it.

You can watch YouTube video here:

Rest assured, my run for Governor only enhanced my commitment to fight for our country and for the people of the state of Washington.

I continue to need your help to survive AG Bob Ferguson’s investigation / litigation / persecution of me and my family. The only reason we’re still here is thanks to the heartfelt prayers and generous support from friends like you.  

Please help with that (BACKGROUND:
Mail-in donation:
Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund
500 106th Ave NE #709
Bellevue, WA, 98004

In addition, we worked really hard on our $30 Tabs Initiative.

We got I-976 qualified, passed, and upheld by that King County Judge (it’s still on hold because of the AG’s sabotage). Karen and I sacrificed a lot — we sold off our retirement fund and loaned $500K to kickstart its signature drive ( 

We’re asking folks to donate so we can get paid back. Please help with that:
Credit card/Paypal:
Mail-in donation:
Permanent Offense
PO Box 6151
Olympia, WA, 98507
(memo line: Repay Eymans’ loan)

Thanks everyone. 

I love you all.