Ballots will be mailed this week and there are several campaigns that will affect us in the Congressional District and also in our local races for Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs).
Typically, as the Lewis County News, we have never written so close to a primary, but felt this primary held too much importance for our area. Joe Kent who is running for Congress has made several statements that are of great concern for any Republican or citizens of this great county.
Joe Kent moved to Washington State to run for Congress, he had been living in DC and Oregon, but decided to move to run for Congress. Kent voted in Oregon as a democrat in the 2020 Primary election. Kent has gone on the record to state that if he does not win the primary, "I will break the republican party." Kent then stated during a forum that he would run a "write-in'' two weeks ago, the Lewis County News has obtained a copy of the video and has placed it on their Facebook page. This is someone who is willing to win at all costs, even if it means tearing everything and everyone down along the way. This is not who we want to have as a representative for our 3rd Congressional District!
If this isn't enough, he has stated he would like to steal a person's right to own land if they own too much by his standards. Kent stated in March of 2022 on his campaign FB page, that he will seize all Bill Gates' land in a post on Facebook. This should be a huge concern to everyone in this county.
Joe Kent has agreed with Bernie Sanders on several issues. This smells more of a socialist candidate in Republican's clothing. Kent stated in the Chronicle "I think there is a lot of common ground we have'' when referring to Bernie Sanders. He agrees with Bernie on giving a $10,000 child credit to all families. If the family does not work, they will automatically get the $10,000 in their tax return.
Also, one of Kent's largest supporters is Peter Thiel. Thiel is a member of the Bilderberg, which includes some of the richest in the world who are trying to turn our world into a one world government. Thiel has given three contributions to Kent, according to his FEC filing. Thiel has said he is a conservative yet he sits with the one world government. This is a very scary organization, when the richest people in the world are planning the future, you can bet it's about their gaining more wealth and you losing yours.
Kent is also not for helping baby boomers as they get closer to retirement. On June 4, 2022 on his website, he stated, "we must balance our budget, end needless spending and dramatically change entitlement spending by raising the age that citizens receive social security." Then by July 14, he had changed it to state, "We must balance our budget, end needless spending and dramatically change entitlement spending by expanding options for younger workers." He changed his message after he was called out by his opponents.
The Dispatch reported that Kent's campaign manager Ozzie Gonzalez had discussed on November 29, 2021 with former manager Byron Sandford how to harvest ballots. Gonzalez stated, "I am 1000% down to register homeless people for cigarettes. I have been looking into non profits or existing orgs that will let us piggyback off their infrastructure but we're just going to have to do it on our own. Should not be hard. Show up at a camp with 30 Domino's Pizzas. Same with every ethnic minority. The stupider the better. Central Americans are perfect."
The Lewis County News reached out to the Kent Campaign after hearing from former campaign manager Byron Sandford that Ozzie Gonzalez was the new campaign manager. Byron Sandford was let go from the campaign in Dec 2021, Gonzalez was appointed as campaign manager immediately thereafter. The Lewis County News had read a text that Gonzalez wrote to former manager Byron Sandord that stated that Joe Kent "needed to be more like Hitler". The Lewis County News questioned Gonzalez via email, Gonzalez admitted to texting it to Sandford. Not only did he admit to it, but he elaborated and stated that he needed to be speaking more like Hitler. Hitler was a master manipulator who killed 6 million jews and many others.
Joe Kent has Bernie Sanders socialist ideas and has a manager who talks about socialism. What are you as a voter really getting to choose from? A socialist democrat who has never lived in the district? Or candidates who have lived in the area, contributed to the area, paid taxes for decades in our district are the best candidates for us all.
Kent wants your vote so he can leave Washington state for DC, never to be heard from again.