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  • commented 2017-05-26 14:26:16 -0700
    CMR won’t meet with her contituents in a Town Hall. I think this would be Great exposure for you.

    I want to hear where you stand.


    Thanks
  • commented 2017-05-26 09:23:30 -0700
    Hi Ben!

    I had to move to western WA last year because I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in Nov. 2014. The ACA literally saved my life. My cancer is incurable. If I lose my health insurance, I will die. It’s that simple. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers is trying to kill me just to save her “leadership” post in the Republican caucus. Let’s get you in there and save not only my bacon, but tens of thousands just like me fighting for their lives in cancer centers all over America. That’s a LOT of bacon! THANK YOU FOR RUNNING!

    Patrick McGann
  • commented 2017-05-25 16:04:47 -0700
    Mr. Stuckert – you email today said that Mcmorris-Rogers lied about the ACA Replacement. She also hides her ties to the oil and gas industries. She was FOR the coal and oil trains coming through Wash. State when small town E. Wash mayors and Western Washington citizens were fighting against the trains. I’m not in your District, but I’m rooting for you!
  • commented 2017-05-18 05:44:39 -0700
    Hi Ben. I live in Richland and know you’ll be in WW tonight for Green Drinks, but I will miss it.

    I am with Citizens Climate Lobby, and organization of 60,000 volunteers building the political will to prevent climate change. We’re organizing a tour of eleven eastern Washington cities in November, so it would be great if you can be there when we visit on Saturday November 11. Our approach to climate change is market-based (a steadily increasing national price on carbon) and revenue neutral (return all the revenue as an equal dividend to every resident), so it can appeal to Republicans. Check it out at citizensclimatelobby.org.


    Could you send me your email so we can keep in touch?
  • commented 2017-05-17 08:31:43 -0700
    I have to say that in reading about Mr. Stuckart I am very much encouraged. If anybody has a real chance to send Cathy McMorris-Rodgers packing it probably will be Ben. I would like to contribute to Ben’s campaign, but would prefer to send a check in the mail. Can you provide a maiing address for a contribution?
  • commented 2017-05-14 10:30:41 -0700
    I tried to donate, but the employer info is hilited in red and ‘cannot be blank’. What gives?
  • commented 2017-05-13 17:18:00 -0700
    Hi. I’m a continuous listener to KYRS. I heard you on the Science Of Poverty this afternoon. I manage some rentals and had heard of Section 8, but was never directly involved. Last year a tenant asked if I would participate in Section 8, so I looked into it extensively and engaged in lengthy and diligent efforts to participate. However, the SHA office made so many mistakes that it became apparent that participation would be impossible. I would love to discuss my experience with a city official who has authority and incentive to attempt to improve the efficiency of the SHA office so that more people are able to acquire Section 8 assistance. My experience indicated to me that many landlords refuse to join in due to numerous oversights that could be easily corrected. Thank you.
  • commented 2017-05-10 11:02:43 -0700
    Hi Ben,


    Please email me the street address of your campaign. I’m not seeing it anywhere on your website, and I want to send you a check.


    Thanks!


    John W. Holmes

    Bartlett, Illinois
  • commented 2017-05-09 10:05:35 -0700
    Since McMorris-Rodgers refuses to meet with constituents, why don’t YOU have a rally? I’ll come!
  • commented 2017-05-09 09:41:41 -0700
    Mr. Stuckart,

    Mrs. Rodgers is hiding for the next 11 days in her district. WE would love to hear from you at a town hall meeting with her cut out cardboard figure in attendance. Gives your ideas…I think you may have time and the people of Spokane need to hear your views on Healthcare. Great opportunity….Hope to hear from you.
  • commented 2017-05-08 19:34:42 -0700
    Glad to hear you are running for Congress. As a fellow Democrat I get frustrated with Dems who refuse to try and frame issues so that non-liberals can hear. I am not saying you do this because I don’t know you yet. However I just wanted to provide a couple of links that address this and the recommendations contained in the links.


    The first is about a co-founder of the Tea Party. She is an environmental activist but says if we talk about climate change conservatives won’t listen. Instead we need to talk about “innovation”, “freedom choice”, “energy freedom”, etc when it comes to promoting renewable energy. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/18/tea-party-co-founder-want-to-win-over-the-gop-on-renewable-energy-never-mention-climate-change/


    The second is a recent article by linguist George Lakeoff which talks about, among other things, the term “regulations.” He states that we all know regulations are about protections, so he suggests we use the word “protections” instead.

    http://www.berkeleyside.com/2017/05/02/berkeley-author-george-lakoff-says-dont-underestimate-trump/


    Good Luck! We need you!
  • commented 2017-05-06 10:12:21 -0700
    Hello Ben, Here is an Idea that you may want to consider. If Cathy Rodgers won’t talk to us about healthcare perhaps you will. http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/ny-dem-has-a-brilliant-way-to-troll-republicans-who-are-afraid-to-face-the-music-after-voting-for-trumpcare/?comments=disqus
  • commented 2017-05-06 07:44:49 -0700
    I believe it’s time to define your platform and put some specifics on this site. We have a decision to make between you and Lisa Brown and need to know what defines you and what makes you a better candidate to defeat CMR. I want to choose who to work for, donate to and champion, beliefs are nice but actual issues are necessary. Single payer? Minimum wage? Sanctuary cities and immigration?

    Equal pay equal rights? Public land use policies? Tell the people what you stand for.
  • commented 2017-05-05 11:21:08 -0700
    Ben-

    Hey one of your City Firefighters that is ready to get on board and do what I can to get you elected! I have never been a sticker person, But sir if you have stickers my truck is asking for one and I can guarantee I could find a home for about 10 more. Thanks and keep keeping on Ben!!!!
  • commented 2017-05-05 10:58:31 -0700
    Hey Ben , I so much want to help defeat Ms. Rodgers and get behind someone who can do that. Are you the one? Give some thought to all the details that end up mattering more than you might think. For instance : are you the Green Party or the Cannabis Candidate instead of the Democrat. What does your Logo tell those who see it. Details
  • commented 2017-05-04 18:01:48 -0700
    Ben-

    Keep up the good fight.


    Tom
  • commented 2017-05-04 16:49:16 -0700
    I will contribute to Ben’s campaign please provide me with an address to which I can send this and any future donations; I do NOT donate using a credit card or any electronic method. Thank you – Judith Gilmore
  • commented 2017-04-27 22:03:41 -0700
    Mr. Stuckart,

    I am a member of the Grant County Democrats..I reside in the 13th District but we are adjoining Soap Lake which is in the 5th District, your district. I am passionate about seeing Rogers defeated. I am willing to doorbell my feet off for you down here when you deem the time is right and can forward materials to help in that regard . I am sure our County organization would help with some fund raising . I know some members are trying to arrange a debate in our area however I suspect Rogers will not agree to come.

    I am hoping ,as are all of us Democrats here, to toast your election win. Let me know in what ways we can help to make that happen.


    Respectively,

    Connie Cummins
  • commented 2017-04-27 22:03:41 -0700
    Mr. Stuckart,

    I am a member of the Grant County Democrats..I reside in the 13th District but we are adjoining Soap Lake which is in the 5th District, your district. I am passionate about seeing Rogers defeated. I am willing to doorbell my feet off for you down here when you deem the time is right and can forward materials to help in that regard . I am sure our County organization would help with some fund raising . I know some members are trying to arrange a debate in our area however I suspect Rogers will not agree to come.

    I am hoping ,as are all of us Democrats here, to toast your election win. Let me know in what ways we can help to make that happen.


    Respectively,

    Connie Cummins
  • commented 2017-04-26 20:02:15 -0700
    I would like to contribute but there is no address on your website. Please provide info on where to send a check.
  • commented 2017-04-22 18:00:39 -0700
    Please give us a mailing address to mail you a check. I don’t like code blue.
  • commented 2017-04-13 13:16:44 -0700
    Before I make a commitment to any candidate I have questions:

    1) Will you actively pursue a single payer/medicare for all system of health care?

    2) What is your commitment to clean energy?

    3) What is your view of black lives matter?

    4) What is you view of the action in North Dakota with DAPL?

    5) Do you believe in global warming?

    6) What is your stance on abortion?

    7) Who did you support in the 2016 election: Hillary or Bernie?

    8) Are you taking contributions from corporations/democratic party?
  • commented 2017-04-13 10:57:14 -0700
    Ben, that is great you are getting out to talk to folks who want to meet you. We, the northern tier of constituents in Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties also want to here from you. When does your North Tour start?
  • commented 2017-04-12 19:33:55 -0700
    Sir,

    Are you really expecting anyone to send money just because you’ve accomplished a good deed in Spokane and you say you are a democrat.

    If you are the candidate for your district then work with the Democratic Leaders in your part of the state. Let them guide you in how to conduct a political campaign and fund raise in a more appropriate manor. If you are in fact legitimate Democrat and are endorsed, Best of Luck!
  • commented 2017-04-12 16:43:44 -0700
    Tell me your political positions. I don’t want fluff pieces. I want concrete positions and a plan on how you’re going to achieve them. Single payer is a good start, but what are you going to do about Citizens United and the obscene influence money has in politics? Will you vouch to take no Super PAC or corporate money? Will you vouch to stand against Corporate Democrats when their position aligns with their corporate sponsors instead of the people?


    Will you stand against President Trump’s escalations in Syria? Will you fight against war propaganda in the Mainstream Media? Will you fight to bring our troops back home? Will you fight to invest in infrastructure to get people back to work? Will you fight for a living wage? Will you fight to end the war on drugs? will you fight the For Profit prison system? Will you fight for higher taxes on the rich? Will you fight the Military Industrial Complex?


    Tell me your positions, because I’m absolutely sick and disgusted of politicians spinning the story to avoid hard questions, and so is the rest of the country. You are not perfect and neither am I. Republicans win when Democrats spin, so at least have the balls to make a stand and stick to your positions, or at least admit when you were wrong and do not try to hide your past.
  • commented 2017-04-12 15:18:12 -0700
    For your aid, Alex (?).


    Hi, I hope that Ben will prepare himself to help end the 102 year old drug prohibition, because it "called into being a drug smuggling industry not before in existence " (Congressman Coffee of Washington, 1938), and the attendant drug pushing for profit, gang violence, deaths from unregulated drugs of unknown composition and potency, and the acquisitive crime that addicts commit to purchase expensive black market drugs — Spokane County is infamous for its burglary rate.


    Let the addict return to the doctor’s office, as envisioned in the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914, and upheld by the US Supreme Court:


    Linder 1925 “They are diseased, and are fit subjects for such treatment.” Further, if the act had been prohibitionary, “it would have faced grave constitutional challenges.” Surely President Nixon’s Controlled Substances Act faces a similar challenge; the Constitution hasn’t changed.


    Boyd 1925

    Nigro 1926

    N. R. A. 1935 held that codes like the Treasury Department’s prohibition code have no status in law.


    A. A. A. 1936 quotes Linder extensively, and cites it as illustrating the basic law that the federal government cannot interfere with state jurisdiction over the practice of a profession.


    Addicts were living normal, productive lives, in the years before the Treasury Department was able to firmly establish it’s prohibition. The Department’s 1918 inventory of addicts found that they were of all professions, trades, and labors; and successful in their life pursuits.


    That’s how America can be again, probably gradually, after we return the addict to the doctor’s office, in obedience to the Harrison Act, and the Supreme Court.


    I don’t know the educational level of 5th district voters, on this issue. It would be an interesting question to raise, during the listening tours.


    Here’s a balancing concept for you. The supply/demand curve for drugs that are used recreationally, is U shaped. On the right, the more liberal the supply and advertising, the greater the use and abuse. On the left, If the legal supply is pushed to zero, then profit motivation in a black market will push the availability upward. In countries with the lowest use and abuse, the supply is moderate and regulated. For example, on the right, I would like to see the availability of alcohol reduced, and it’s advertising killed. On the left, I would like to see the federal agent withdraw from the doctor’s office, allowing him to once again, prescribe for his addicted patients.


    I still think that R’s and D’s each get 25% of the potential vote. I think that 50% don’t vote because both of the major parties represent the oligarchy; and the media, being owned , literally, by the oligarchy, is not presenting the candidates who want to represent us 50 percenters, who are the majority. Part of the 50% believed Trumps’s campaign statements. Desperate, pitiful… Running as a D, I don’t know if you’ll be able to attract the 50 percenters. ?


    Sincerely,

    Wiley Hollingsworth

    144 NW Stadium Way

    Pullman WA 99163

    509 332 2202
  • commented 2017-04-07 10:08:57 -0700
    Your donation page rejects me bc I am retired and rejects my N/A input as directed. I have donated to many campaigns with never this problem. I do not live n your district, but do wish to support you. How? Can I mail a check? Where?
  • commented 2017-04-06 15:41:08 -0700
    It was good to see you again, after meeting you with your Dad, a few years ago. Thanks for acknowledging him and NPIP during your opening remarks. Before you spoke, I introduced you to Mark Leeper and his wife Vicki. They both work for the Disability Action Center – NW with headquarters in Moscow, Idaho but live in Pullman. DAC provides independent living services in both WA and ID. Mark has some ideas he would like to send you about Health Care Reform and has asked me for your email address. I cannot find it on your site. Could you forward it to me?
  • commented 2017-04-06 10:45:47 -0700
    Ben, Ever since Nethercutt beat Foley, I’ve been thinking about a platform for reforming the political paradigm of the 5th District. I would like to discuss with you some of the lingering ideas and energies of that exercise.
  • commented 2017-04-06 05:19:40 -0700
    I’ll try this once more and hope not to get a boiler plate response.

    It’s not a tricky question.

    Do you have a Townhall schedule for the Chewelah/Colville area?