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Message for Windependents

Thanks everyone for your support. This is just the beginning.

Message for Windependents _ Final Press Release _ Windle for Congress

Thanks for Your Support

Congratulations to Dave Reichert and Karen Porterfield, who appear to be headed into the general election. The election results were disappointing but consider what we achieved.  In 90 days, we managed to establish a volunteer base, deploy signs all around the district, visit numerous community events, walk in parades, run a TV commercial (unusual for an independent campaign), meet with countless voters in a highly personal way in the coffee shop campaign, attract national media attention, and built lasting relationships with businesses and people all over the 8th district. Thanks to my wife and family for their support. Tiffany Windle-Hanson, my sister and campaign manager, did a fantastic job. To all of the Windependents, thanks for your donations, encouragement, hard work, and support. This has been one of the most amazing experiences of my professional life. We are pioneers in bringing independent ideas back into politics. This is the beginning, not the end.

Primary Election Day Is Here – Why Windle?

Make sure to get your primary ballot completed and dropped in the mail today. Every vote counts. I understand frustration with Congress, the two parties, and politicians in general. That’s why I left my job to come home and do this as an Independent. I know how Congress works. I am not part of the party problem. And I am not a politician, I am someone who knows how to get things done in the federal government. A vote for Windle is a vote for a new, independent politics for an independent District. Vote for Windle, Washington’s 8th Congressional District. Thanks for your support.

Final Push to Primary Election Day – Log Run Update

James has now “logged” 9.5 miles carrying his log through communities in the 8th District. Before his runs, the meetings at coffee shops have been engaging meeting many Windependents and local press. He has ran in Auburn, Maple Valley, and Ellensburg this week. Stops in coming days include Wenatchee, Cle Elum, Issaquah, Leavenworth, and Sammamish. You can see a clip of one of this his latest runs at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=deWGLMYnOAM

Week-long Windle Log Run to the Primary

James announced today he would be running two to four miles per day, beginning on Monday, with his increasingly famous log on his shoulder. He will start at coffee shops he has visited throughout the primary campaign. While there is certainly a humorous angle to running in public with the log, he aims to draw serious attention to his candidacy as an Independent. The two political parties historically have huge advantages over Independent candidates so much so that there is not a single Independent member right now in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also wishes to emphasize the importance of an active lifestyle to staying healthy and productive. Congress needs diverse voices to break the gridlock of the two parties. James has campaigned hard since leaving his job in this attempt to serve you. He has experience in government, independence from the inflexible party platforms, and courage to represent the 8th well in Congress as an Independent. This is the election cycle for you to think for yourself and vote Independent. Vote and support Windle in the primary.

The details of the log runs are in the press release (no log is required). Voters and Windependents are welcome to join.

Windle Commits to Daily Log Running for Final Week of Campaign

Windle For Congress “Think for Yourself” Campaign Ad

A Windle for Congress campaign ad “Think for Yourself”  is now posted on YouTube and will be aired in select communities in the days ahead. His message is that this election, people should think for themselves, and vote for an Independent for Congress. Sending more Democrats and Republicans will lead to more of the same in Congress. The sets include the backyard of his childhood home in Sammamish, working under the hood of his truck with his father in Fall City, near one his favorite hikes in Snoqualmie Pass, and his favorite coffee shop in Cle Elum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8whZYe_Ifw

 

Donate and Get a “Be a Windependent” Bumpersticker

Supporters of the Windle campaign are “Windependents.” A Windependent is someone who believes that Windle, as an Independent, can get through this primary. This is the election cycle to challenge what has been happening in Congress. Sending more Democrats and Republicans will get us the same disappointing results. The campaign still needs help. With just days before the primary ballots get sent out by mail, we need donations to support the final push to election day on August 7th. We just received new “Be a Windependent” bumperstickers. We will send one to anyone who donates more than $5 online. Thanks for your support. Visit us at Facebook: http://www.windleforcongress.com

 

Windle Campaign Postures for Final Push

Snoqualmie Pass, WA –James Windle, Independent candidate for Congress in Washington’s 8th District, is readying for a final push toward the primary. The campaign website has new feature stories and a profile video at: http://windleforcongress.com/media/. The new look emphasizes his roots in the District and his experience working in the federal government, including in Congress.

A native of Sammamish, he graduated from Redmond High School and worked at his family’s gas station. He attended Shoreline and Bellevue Community Colleges, as well as Washington State University. He graduated from the University of Washington. With a passion for public service, he pursued a graduate degree in Boston and then a career in Washington, DC. He left his job recently as an Associate Dean at National Defense University believing strongly that he can make a greater contribution representing his home District in Congress as an Independent.

“My time away from my family and home has not been easy. It prepared me, however, for my campaign. Independent-minded people live in the 8th. Only an Independent, equipped with my experience, can push for the solutions we need right now. The political parties have had their chance,” Windle said.

The Windle campaign will be holding and participating in events in comings days around the District, including Kent’s Cornucopia parade this Sunday. Windle will also be running in the Cornucopia 5K Fun Run on Saturday morning carrying what he describes as a “heavy object” to symbolize he is willing to do the heavy-lifting in Congress to break the partisan gridlock.

Visit the website at: www.windleforcongress.com

Contact: james.windle@windleforcongress.com

Windle Postures for Final Push Toward Primary – Press Release

Windle Campaign Urges Grand Bargain for Job Growth

Snoqualmie Pass, WA – The U.S. economy added a paltry 80,000 jobs this past month to mark a third straight month of slow job growth. James Windle, an Independent candidate for Washington’s 8th Congressional District, spoke with voters over the Fourth of July holiday about the need for Congress to reach a grand bargain to balance the budget in less than ten years. Such an agreement would inject confidence in the economy leading to investment and job creation.

“A plan to the balance the budget is not just about avoiding interest on the debt or upholding a rhetorical principle of fiscal responsibility. It is about confidence. This economy needs confidence more than anything. Businesses and households cannot plan for the future not knowing what taxes, federal spending, entitlement benefits, and regulation will be. A lot of people are sitting tight until Congress and the parties do their job.”

A grand bargain involves balancing the budget through spending cuts, tax reform, and entitlement reform near simultaneously, while protecting entitlements of those currently or soon relying on benefits. This approach would minimize the disruptions and adjustments in all areas. The two political parties, in contrast, propose plans relying heavily on one or two of the three areas. The Republican Ryan Plan, which does not create surpluses until the 2040 timeframe, relies almost entirely on spending cuts. The Democrats, who have not proposed a formal plan, tend to look at taxes and very modest spending cuts to balance the budget. Independent members of Congress would be effective advocates for a grand bargain.

“What recent Congresses and the political parties do not seem to realize is their low approval ratings do have a tangible impact on the economy in the form of confidence. When Congress gets nothing done or pays political games, it makes households and businesses less inclined to take risks. We do not pay members of Congress $174,000 per year for gridlock. Individual members should be held accountable. Electing Independents in Congress would challenge the partisan gridlock.”

For more information on James Windle or his campaign, please visit his campaign website at www.windleforcongress.com.

Windle Campaign Urges Grand Bargain for Job Growth

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Slow Jobs Growth Underscroes Need for a Budget Grand Bargain

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For PDF: Windle Campaign Urges Grand Bargain for Job Growth

DATE: July 6, 7:00 AM                                                                      For Media Inquiries: 425.830.1053

                                                                                                            james.windle@windleforcongreWindle

SLOW JOB GROWTH UNDERSCORES NEED FOR BUDGET GRAND BARGAIN

Snoqualmie Pass, WA – The U.S. economy added a paltry 80,000 jobs this past month to mark a third straight month of slow job growth. James Windle, an Independent candidate for Washington’s 8th Congressional District, spoke with voters over the Fourth of July holiday about the need for Congress to reach a grand bargain to balance the budget in less than ten years. Such an agreement would inject confidence in the economy leading to investment and job creation. 

“A plan to the balance the budget is not just about avoiding interest on the debt or upholding a rhetorical principle of fiscal responsibility. It is about confidence. This economy needs confidence more than anything. Businesses and households cannot plan for the future not knowing what taxes, federal spending, entitlement benefits, and regulation will be. A lot of people are sitting tight until Congress and the parties do their job.”

A grand bargain involves balancing the budget through spending cuts, tax reform, and entitlement reform near simultaneously, while protecting entitlements of those currently or soon relying on benefits. This approach would minimize the disruptions and adjustments in all areas. The two political parties, in contrast, propose plans relying heavily on one or two of the three areas. The Republican Ryan Plan, which does not create surpluses until the 2040 timeframe, relies almost entirely on spending cuts. The Democrats, who have not proposed a formal plan, tend to look at taxes and very modest spending cuts to balance the budget. Independent members of Congress would be effective advocates for a grand bargain.

“What recent Congresses and the political parties do not seem to realize is their low approval ratings do have a tangible impact on the economy in the form of confidence. When Congress gets nothing done or pays political games, it makes households and businesses less inclined to take risks. We do not pay members of Congress $174,000 per year for gridlock. Individual members should be held accountable. Electing Independents in Congress would challenge the partisan gridlock.”

For more information on James Windle or his campaign, please visit his campaign website at www.windleforcongress.com.

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