Congressional Candidate Launches Fact-Check Site on Incumbent

James Watkins, one of two Republicans signed up to do battle with U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Bainbridge Island, unveiled Fact Check Jay Inslee Monday.

In it he invites people to post communications they get from the congressman. The press release follows.

How to tell when a politician’s lying, or Fact Check Jay Inslee!

Today, I’m pleased to announce that we’re launching a new web site – The goal of the site is to create a platform for citizens in the 1st Congressional District to actively fact check Jay Inslee’s speeches, campaign materials, town hall meetings, robo-calls, radio advertisements, TV spots, magazine articles, web sites, and news stories.

For too long, we’ve allowed politicians the luxury of hiding, lying about, and distorting what they really stand for. Despite an activist and extreme left/progressive voting record, for the past 12 years Jay has run as a moderate/conservative independent. But it’s a verifiable fact that in the 111th Congress, Jay has voted with Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership 98.9% of the time and has proven to be one of the most extreme ideologues in Congress.

So we’re going to call him on it. If Jay is going to vote like an ideologue in Washington, DC, we won’t let him run as an independent in Washington State.

I invite you to register for the site and post EVERY communication you get from Jay Inslee. Scan the direct mail pieces. Record the robo calls. Post the news articles. Post your transcript of his ‘town hall’ meetings. And then analyze them, and open them up to the community for comments. If you’re uncomfortable making a direct post, please email us at FactCheckJay@WatkinsForCongress.Com. Our team of volunteers will post the material and let the community have at it.

As always, thanks for your help and active participation. We won’t be able to outspend Jay Inslee and his corporate donors, but we can outwork him.

James Watkins for Congress (R-01)

3 thoughts on “Congressional Candidate Launches Fact-Check Site on Incumbent

  1. It would actually be worthwhile if all politicians had this done and we could trust the results. To bad it is just another politician running for office and seeking any sort of advantage over his opponent.

    How many ways can a word or phrase be twisted to drag “meaning” or “truth” out of them? This is just the first in many fun things to come between now and November.

    Will we get “truth”? Will we get “facts”? I will vote based on what the incumbents have accomplished. If I determine they did not earn my vote I will look at the opposition. What kind of campaign did they run? What have they done for the State, County, or me? Are they Veterans? Do they really care or is it just political fluff they spout? Are they partisan to the core or do they actually care about what the taxpayers, voters, and residents think and desire?

    The odds are I will use the “fact check” only for entertainment purpose’s, not to actually make a decision on who to vote for.

    Roger Gay
    South Kitsap

  2. I absolutely agree with you Roger. This will be nothing more than a site for entertainment. I am one of those voters that are stuck in the middle. I do not care about party lines. Depending on the issue, I may tend to hold conservative or liberal views.

    I would like to see Mr. Watson spend more time professing his stance on the issues. I am getting a little sick of the smear/point finger campaigns. This is not a good move on his behalf. I fear he will focus his campaign more on Mr. Inslee and less on himself. If that is going to be the case good luck, and I will look forward to his concession speech.

  3. I agree with both comments above. Depending on the issue I too tend to be conservative or liberal, and I expect our congresspeople to be the same way. One calling the other an ideologue is like the pot calling the kettle black.

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