Congressional Candidate Launches Fact-Check Site on IncumbentApril 12th, 2010 by Steven Gardner
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 – FactCheckJayInslee.com. 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)