Issaquah businessman Chris Widener has announced he will run against Sen. Patty Murray in November. Here’s the announcement:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2010
Contact: Chris Widener
CHRIS WIDENER TO ANNOUNCE RUN FOR U.S. SENATE
Businessman and best-selling author Chris Widener announced today his intention to enter Washington’s 2010 U.S. Senate race against incumbent Patty Murray.
The Issaquah Republican cited concerns over the exploding national debt and Murray’s key role in the federal government’s runaway spending and spiraling budget deficits as his rationale for jumping in the race.
“The debt we’ve incurred during Patty Murray’s seventeen years in the Senate is historic and unsustainable,” explained Widener, 43.
“During these difficult economic times, residents throughout Washington state have been forced to cut spending in order to balance their household budgets,” he continued. “We should demand nothing less of our government and our United States Senator.”
“It’s unconscionable to leave our kids with this massive debt load,” Widener concluded. “I am running to say that, for the future well-being of our country, we must not keep doing things the same old way.”
Widener, the author of a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book, has traveled the country speaking on leadership and influence. He is the founder of Positively Republican, the largest Republican group on Facebook with more than 162,000 members nationwide. Late last month, Widener won the first straw poll among conservative activists with 45% in a five-candidate field. He and his wife Lisa are the parents of four children.
Widener will make an official announcement on January 23 with events in Pullman and Seattle. Please visit www.chriswidener.org for more information. For interview requests, please call 1-888-918-2010.