By Mike Huckabee
It's easy to get FRUSTRATED by events in Washington. You might be surprised to know that I am actually INCREDIBLY EXCITED. I must confess, though, that it's developments in the other Washington, which have me so encouraged.
My friend, DANILLE TURISSINI is running for State Senate in Washington STATE.
Danille is a servant-leader who has encouraged and equipped men and women of faith to get involved in the public arena for decades. When an opening came up in the state Senate seat where she lives, she rolled up her sleeves and actively worked to find a good person to run. When person after person said no, she was asked if she would run. After much prayer by she and her husband, Dave, she finally said "yes".
She was then attacked by the leader of the Senate Democrats for being "against LGBTQ rights and women’s health".
(BTW, Danille's opponent is a male, pro-abortion politician. Why do far-left provocateurs always make the case that a pro-life woman is somehow less interested in women's health than a pro-abortion male? Most women I know think that another woman would really understand and fight for women's health.)
The leader of the Senate Democrats also said that they must defeat Danille to keep "hate out of our state government".
Let me be clear, the "hate" that this Seattle-area politician is talking about is the love of God that permeates from Danille and motivates her to serve and genuinely value others, in spite of any differences. This Seattle politician would attribute that very same HATE to YOU and me.
Danille has a few adult children and is a proud grandparent like me. She has a proven track record of leadership and the ability to find common ground for bringing people together. In fact, that is how she and I became friends in 2008, when she brought me into her network of musician friends from Music Aid Northwest to participate in a benefit to raise money for music programs in schools.
She is exactly the type of leader that WE NEED MORE OF.
Danille's district is the very farthest one in the northwest of the continental U.S. The crashing Pacific surf hits the base of the towering Olympic mountains. Good men and women make their living there, cutting huge Douglas firs, growing lavender, creating fine arts, crafting wine, and catching wild Pacific salmon. It has a rich Tribal history too. Danille tells me the entrepreneurial spirit there is just as impressive as the surroundings.
She is prepared to FIGHT for family-wage JOBS for the people of her district. She will fight for FAMILIES. She will fight for their BUSINESSES. She will fight for COMMON SENSE laws that empower the people in her district to be the very best they can be.
Danille has helped me in the past. I would really like all of my friends to be there for her now. Let's give her a BIG push into the General!
The Washington Primary is AUGUST 2nd. Danille is already going through to November because she only has one opponent. However, she's never run for office before so she could really use our help so she can continue to introduce herself to voters. She needs to raise about $150,000 in order to run a successful race in a district like hers.
The limits in Washington are $1,000 for the primary and $1,000 for the general. However, a husband and a wife with a business could actually send $6,000 for all three of them.
But really, anything you can afford would be a blessing to her. If just 150 people contribute $50, it would get her raise $7,500, the cost of a districtwide mailing; 300 people contributing $25 would help her buy another one. You can contribute here.
Log on to DanilleForSenate.com and let's HELP our sister TODAY.
God bless you,