The Moats for Congress campaign on May 17, 2014 reasserted its intention of winning the Republican primary to be the the party’s standard bearer for the 1st Congressional seat despite the Washington State Republican Party Chairwoman Susan Hutchison publicly endorsing another candidate one day after the official filing period closed.
In Saturday’s Seattle Times, Hutchison endorsed Pedro Celis saying he can raise enough money for a credible campaign. Hutchison also said the party won’t endorse anyone in the primary for the 4th Congressional District.
Hutchison’s reason for endorsing the Microsoft millionaire is clear. She hasn’t raised any significant amounts of money for the party or to support a campaign she identified as a priority since being elected chairwoman.
As of the latest financial filing, the state GOP has in its Federal election account $8,419 on hand and a debt of $25,235 and in its Washington state election account $274.000 raised and $108.000 spent.
Hutchison initially refused to recognize the Moats candidacy, even though she and county chairs were notified of his candidacy in January. To this day, Hutchison refuses to list (on the party’s website) anyone other than Pedro Celis as a candidate for the 1st Congressional District, despite there being three other Republican candidates for that seat: Ed Moats, John Orlinski, and Robert Sutherland. [Ed note: the same remains true in the 3rd CD race where the incumbent Jamie Herrera Beutler is being challenged by Michael Delevar.)
Despite assurances of fairness by the Washington State Republican Party and certain county Republican parties, the opposite remains true. Fairness is only for their hand-selected candidates.
Luckily, elections are decided by the voters and the Moats Campaign will continue to actively reach out to all voters in its goal of making America strong again.
[Ed. note: Despite the proclivities of some of its authors, The Reagan Wing has not endorsed a candidate in the 1st Congressional District contest.]
Additional note: For those unfamiliar with the implicit references in the title and initial image of this article, see George Orwell’s 1945 novel Animal Farm: A Fairy Tale. As the animal revolution described in the story progresses, the initial Seven Commandments of the Animals are eventually abridged to a single phrase: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”