It’s NEVER TOO EARLY in WA-03

In the 3rd Congressional District, it’s NEVER TOO EARLY!!!

Collectively, WE need to build a WAR CHEST to FIGHT the GOP in 2018!

It is not going to be easy, but we are capable!

I AM STRONG and I AM A FIGHTER!!! I will FIGHT to put PEOPLE FIRST!!!

I WILL FIGHT AGAINST BAD POLICY!!!

I WILL FIGHT to Protect Health care, Social Security, Medicare, & Medicaid!

I WILL FIGHT to Protect Agencies that Protect all of us!

AND We all need to participate in that FIGHT! Here’s what you can do:

YOU can contribute $5, $10, $20 EVERY MONTH thru 2018… it’s like ONE Latte, Lunch, or Dinner once a month… YOU can encourage others to JOIN the contribution team… YOU can spread the word… and you can prepare to be STRONG and FIGHT the GOP with me!!!

Other things to do: ENDORSE, SUBSCRIBE, TELL YOUR STORY, VOLUNTEER!!!

OPEN Offer to Meet for Coffee

This is an OPEN OFFER to meet any group in the 3rd Congressional District for coffee!

I will travel to you! Anywhere in the district!

Klickitat, Skamania, Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Pacific Counties!!!

You need to organize the people and the place! I’ll do the travel!!!

Let’s come up with some dates or times! Once we have a plan, I’m happy to commit!!!

Contact us at info@mcdevittforcongress.com … Thank YOU!!!

It is TIME TO STEP UP!!!

David McDevitt is running against Jaime Herrera because she represents a small group of extreme tea partiers in Southwest Washington (SWWA), but not the 99% of our citizens.

During the campaign, David has committed to covering his personal costs, gas, auto, hotel and to use campaign funds exclusively to further the interests of the citizens.

First, he is committed to protecting SWWA, and more, from 45’s bad policies; Second, to protect health care, social security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Third, to reducing protectionist policies granting HUGE profits to special interests at the expense of the 99%.

IT’s TIME FOR YOU TO STEP UP TOO!!! We are encouraging YOU to contribute $5, $10, $20 EVERY MONTH thru 2018… it’s like ONE Latte, Lunch, or Dinner once a month… Encouraging others to JOIN THE TEAM… Spreading the word… and to be STRONG and FIGHT the GOP!!! You can help here tinyurl.com/jzqm5s5

Gerrymandering of WA-03?

The gerrymandering has been done… I’m reading a book titled “RatF**ked” by David Daley that talks about what the GOP has done… It’s likely they feel safe…

BUT, I believe there is a strong likelihood of backlash for some of the actions the GOP is taking, especially with regard to health care, social security, medicare, and Medicaid… And, there are other really important issues too…

I already stand up to Herrera, though I always engage cordially; I am quite comfortable calling her out for votes that do not represent the people of SWWA and will continue to do so.

That said, She is vicious and ran a very negative ad campaign against Moeller on TV – she raises easily $1.5-2M each cycle. It’s unlikely she could run a negative campaign against me because I don’t have the public history that Moeller has! Of course, I would anticipate her alternative facts… ergo LIES!!! WE HAVE TO DO THE SAME IN TERMS OF RAISING THE FUNDS!

My plan calls for 5-6000 or more donors at 5$, $10, $20 EVERY MONTH thru 2018. We can do this and raise as much or more, so we can run TV ads too!

Imagine, she has already voted to repeal the health care law with no replacement in site… and the HSA and Return to State run High Risk Pools are NOT replacements but obscene tax benefits for the well off…

David

House Democrats target Herrera Beutler’s seat for midterm elections

This article was posted on TDN on February 2nd, 2017

House Democrats target Herrera Beutler’s seat for midterm elections
Hayat Norimine hnorimine@tdn.com

House Democrats say they have raised a record amount in January and are using their momentum to target Republican seats in the 2018 midterm elections. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s seat is one of them.

But it could prove a difficult race in Southwest Washington. Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, was elected House representative for the 3rd Congressional District in 2010 and has been re-elected three times. She won 61.8 percent of the votes in the November general election — the highest percentage yet during her time in Congress — against state Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added 635,000 supporters and raised about $3.2 million from supporters in January alone, according to the press release. According to the DCCC, since 1900 there are only three incidents of the president’s party gaining seats in the first midterm election, a fact that may bode well for the Democrats in 2018.

But Herrera Beutler said she has served the interests of Southwest Washington and believes she will win the midterm election. So far no Democrat has announced he or she will challenge her.

“I’ve always believed that as long as I keep working hard and putting the people of Southwest Washington first, the elections will take care of themselves,” Herrera Beutler wrote in an email. “Last year I was re-elected by my largest vote margin ever, and I could not be more grateful to this region for putting its faith in me.”

Dan Sena, DCCC executive director, said Republican incumbents across the country are “damaged” after the 2016 election and that the Trump administration is pushing “a wildly unpopular agenda.” According to a Gallup poll updated daily, a majority of Americans disapproved of President Donald Trump in a record-breaking eight days after he took office.

The DCCC included a list of about 60 Republican representatives as “targets” across the country, including Herrera Beutler and Congressman David Reichert of the Washington’s 8th District, which covers eastern Pierce and King County in the Puget Sound region.

The committee said it would first target 33 seats that House Republicans hold where presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won or narrowly lost. A 3rd District vote count was not immediately available Thursday, but Clinton narrowly beat Trump in Clark County, which by far has the most voters in the 3rd District. Trump comfortably won Cowlitz County, the district’s second-largest county. Though it once was reliably Democratic, the 3rd has swung to the right and now tends to vote Republican.

“I find colleagues on both sides of the aisle who are willing to put bickering aside and solve problems for people,” she wrote.

But when asked if there are any issues Herrera Beutler would go against her Republican colleagues on, she said she’s “not an automatic ‘yes’ for anyone’s agenda.”

“My focus is on Southwest Washington, and I’m fighting to ensure Washingtonians and all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care regardless of party or position,” she said.

Contact Daily News reporter Hayat Norimine at 360-577-7828
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House Democrats target Herrera Beutler’s seat for midterm elections
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House Democrats say they have raised a record amount in January and are using their momentum to target Republican seats in the 2018 midterm elections. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s seat

Speech at 18th LD on February 1st

I gave a brief speech at the 18th LD Meeting in Camas on February 1st.

Do you want to replace Jaime Herrera Beutler? We have to FIGHT BACK, and we can do that much better when we are together!

For my part, I AM STRONG, I AM FIGHTING BACK!!! I will cover all my own personal expenses!
In late December I experienced a mild heart attack and early January a triple-bypass open heart surgery.
NOW, I am doing GREAT! I AM STRONG and I AM A FIGHTER!

First, we need to fight bad policy being proposed by TRUMP; And we need to fight for health care, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. That’s just a start.

Together, WE NEED TO BE STRONG and WE NEED TO FIGHT BACK; You can help: We are asking you to make a recurring monthly contribution of $5, $10, or $20 each month thru November 2018! Monthly, a $5 contribution is equivalent to a LATTE, $10 to a LUNCH, and $20 to a DINNER with a glass of wine! Let’s change Congress and take our Democracy back!!! Your contributions will be used for all other campaign expenses!

Sign up to help here: tinyurl.com/jzqm5s5

PLEASE COPY and PASTE this message to spread the word! SHARING limits exposure to only mutual friends… We need to broaden the reach!!! MANY THANKS!!!

Jaime Herrera-Beutler silent on Refugee Ban

The executive order for a refugee ban is not who we are as Americans.

Both Paul Ryan and Cathy McMorris-Rogers have come out publicly in support of the refugee ban.  Jaime Herrera-Beutler has said nothing but staying silent is passively supportive!  It is also passively supportive because Jaime is the protege of McMorris Rogers and follows Ryan.

It’s time to replace Jaime for supporting the Trump policy agenda…

Let’s change Congress and take our Democracy back!!!
Can you help? tinyurl.com/jzqm5s5

The life of the party — 7 truths for Democrats

SUMMARY: The life of the party — 7 truths for Democrats

By Robert Reich

The ongoing contest between the wings of the Democratic Party continues to divide Democrats. It’s urgent Democrats stop squabbling and recognize seven basic truths:

1 The party is on life support. The future is bleak unless the party radically reforms itself.
2 We are now in a populist era. Which form of populism will ultimately prevail? Democratic or Trump.
3 The economy is not working for most Americans. Inequality is wider, and its consequences more savage in America than in any other advanced nation.
4 The party’s moneyed establishment — big donors, major lobbyists, retired members of Congress who have become bundlers and lobbyists — are part of the problem. Meanwhile, they’ve allowed labor unions to shrink to near irrelevance.
5 It’s not enough for Democrats to be against Trump and defend the status quo. Democrats have to fight like hell against regressive policies Trump wants to put in place, but Democrats also need to fight for a bold vision of what the nation must achieve.
6 The life of the party — its enthusiasm, passion, youth, principles and ideals — is the future of the Democratic Party.
7 The party must change from being a giant fundraising machine to a movement. It needs to unite!

© 2017 Robert Reich

Do you want to replace congresswoman Jaime?

Do you want to replace Jaime Herrera Beutler?
We have to FIGHT BACK, and we can do that much better when we are together!

For my part, I AM STRONG, I AM FIGHTING BACK!!! I will cover all my own personal expenses!

We are asking you to make a recurring monthly contribution of $5, $10, or $20 each month thru November 2018!
Monthly, a $5 contribution is equivalent to a LATTE, $10 to a LUNCH, and $20 to a DINNER with a glass of wine!
Let’s change Congress and take our Democracy back!!! Your contributions will be used for all other campaign expenses!
Can you help? tinyurl.com/jzqm5s5

PLEASE COPY and PASTE this message to spread the word! SHARING limits exposure to only mutual friends… We need to broaden the reach!!! MANY THANKS!!!

2017 Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks

The American Trucking Research Institute released its study listing the 2017 Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks.

It should not be a surprise that we are on the list in both Clark County WA and Multnomah County OR.

Portland, OR: I-5 at I-84 OR
Vancouver, WA: I-5 at Columbia River WA

Here’s the link to the full list:

atri-online.org/2017/01/17/2017-top-100-truck-bottleneck-list/

I’m FIGHTING for a Joint Powers Authority with equal representation for both WA and OR to get this joint projects resolved. We need to solve the GRIDLOCK!!!

I AM STRONG, I AM FIGHTING BACK!!! So, Please Join me!

We are asking you to consider a recurring monthly contribution. Would you be able to contribute $10 each month thru November 2018? Or consider $15 each month? $20 each month?
Monthly, a $5 contribution is equivalent to a LATTE, $10 to a LUNCH, and $20 to a DINNER with a glass of wine!
Let’s change Congress and take our Democracy back!!!
Can you help? tinyurl.com/jzqm5s5

Make an investment in YOUR self interests!

Not even a week has gone by and the GOP Congress with Trump are on the attack!

Jaime Herrera Beutler said, “If the President is doing things that will benefit our people, I will work with him.”

Well, it appears that Jaime is working with him; She voted to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act, already.

Since then, Trump is decimating the EPA, Education, and many other agencies designed to protect regular people like us!

We have to FIGHT BACK, and we can do that much better when we are together!

I AM STRONG, I AM FIGHTING BACK!!! So, Please Join me!
We are asking you to consider a recurring monthly contribution. Would you be able to contribute $10 each month thru November 2018? Or consider $15 each month? $20 each month?
Monthly, a $5 contribution is equivalent to a LATTE, $10 to a LUNCH, and $20 to a DINNER with a glass of wine!
Let’s change Congress and take our Democracy back!!!
Can you help? tinyurl.com/jzqm5s5
PLEASE COPY and PASTE this message to spread the word! SHARING limits exposure to only mutual friends… We need to broaden the reach!!! MANY THANKS!!!
The current average sustaining donor contribution is $25! THANK YOU!!!!

Monthly Equivalency

Once a month, invest in your interests!!! The equivalency of a Latte, a Lunch, or a Dinner with a glass of wine: tinyurl.com/jzqm5s5
I Support MCDEVITT FOR CONGRESS
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Transportation in Southwest Washington and Portland Metropolitan Area

After the Jamie Herrera Beutler Townhall on January 17, I had a brief conversation with Jamie. I’m going to recap that conversation.

But FIRST let me provide a short background on Transportation because I believe that the issue is fundamental to the economic well-being of both Southwestern Washington and the Portland Metropolitan area, including south to both Salem and Eugene and north to Olympia.

Federally, we have ONE Metropolitan planning area (MPA), But we have TWO metropolitan planning organizations (MPO’s) e.g. (JPAC and RTC. Each of these planning organizations has their own priorities, as they should, and have minimal representation on each others governing bodies. For “Joint” projects, of which there could be many, it is difficult to get these MPO’s to coalesce.

Keep in mind, too, the Federal Transit Administration has seven national goals in transportation: (1) Safety, (2) Infrastructure Condition, (3) Congestion Reduction, (4) System reliability, (5) Freight Mobility and Economic Vitality, (6) Environmental Stability, and (7) Reduced Project Delivery Delays.

From this imagine the possible projects!!! Including the I-5 Bridge!!! The projects would mean JOBS for our communities and could benefit the entire I-5 corridor. But know, with the recent snows and storms, ALL of the national goals are being tested in our MPA.

So, my question of Jaime was “Would you work together with Earl Blumenauer, the congressional representative in Oregon, in getting congressional authorization for a JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY, just as was done in NY & NJ in 1921?” (I think this is merely the first step!)

Jaime objected on the basis that it was not what her constituents in Clark County wanted, but quickly agreed when I pointed out that EVERYONE seems sick and tired of the GRIDLOCK!

I waxed poetic, having offered to Jaime, and had accepted, a KLONDIKE bar the past summer, that I wished I had sandwiches to share so we could break bread over a longer conversation!

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King was a champion of civil rights!
In his last speech, he said, “The Issue is Injustice.”

In the context of what is going on today, we need to continue the fight against injustice.
The threat to our health care is unjust!
The threat to the ACA is unjust!
The threat to seniors and social security is unjust!
The threat to medicare is unjust!
The threat to Medicaid is unjust!
The threat to those most vulnerable is unjust!

Let us unite to fight the injustice!