View Full Version : Campaign Evaluation: Jack Russell Thompson (WA State Legislative District 20, position 1.)

02-16-2014, 12:45 PM
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Candidate Name: Jack Russell Thompson
Candidate RPFs ID: Icymudpuppy (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/member.php?23229-Icymudpuppy)
Office Sought: WA state Representative, Legislative District 20, position 1.
Website: TBA
Social Media: TBA

Candidate Profile: On the Issues
Civil Liberties: [Rating TBD]
Constitutional Issues: [Rating TBD]
Economic Issues: [Rating TBD]
Foreign Policy: [Rating TBD]
Social Issues: [Rating TBD]
Overall Issues Rating: [Rating TBD]

Race Profile: Competition & Demographics
State: WA
District: 20 Legislative
Incumbent: Richard Debolt
Other Primary Candidates: TOP TWO PRIMARY
Non-Incumbent Candidates from Other Parties: None Announced
Relevant poll numbers: None.
Overall Race Profile Rating: [Rating TBD]

Miscellaneous Pros/Cons
Key strong points: No Challenger. We will both be strong of fiscal liberty. I will be stronger on social liberty and civil liberty.

Unknown points for further research:

Possible weak points: Strong R district

Possible deal breakers: Not enough financial support. Democrat candidate enters the race and takes away my social liberty support.

Overall Rating:

Other campaign information:

Race Profile: Incumbent Richard Debolt. Republican. in office since 1998. Former House Minority Leader. I will be running as a Libertarian.

Campaign proposal. I get a Pledge website up and running. I will need to have two things happen. 1. The last day of official registration ends and there are no Democrats in the race. 2. I reach $10,000 in pledges by the last day of registration. If both of those things happen, I will immediately register my candidacy, have a money bomb for the pledges, and start an ad blitz. If neither, or just one of those two things happens, I will notify pledges to keep their money to give to other liberty candidates. I would be running as Libertarian against the Republican. In WA, we have top two, so if there is no democrat, I am guaranteed a 1 on 1 runoff clear through the General election.

02-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Why not run as a second republican?

02-16-2014, 06:40 PM
Why not run as a second republican?

Because I despise the local republican party. When I tried to become a PCO, they ran the county prosecutor against me, even though as an elected office holder he already has a vote in the party leadership. That was just the last straw.

I also had two of the longest members of the party leadership call me a traitor for opposing the Iraq war. Me a veteran of said war compared to a couple of people who were too young to be drafted for WWII, and too old for Korea.

02-16-2014, 06:56 PM
Additional Points:

Military experience: Me, 3 years enlisted, 7 years officer. Top Rank Captain.
Business Experience: I own and operate my own home service trades business.

Here is my opponents bio:

02-16-2014, 11:51 PM
Sorry. I can't donate to someone who isn't serious enough about winning to overcome his hatred of the local GOP, however well founded.