u 2010 Washington Primary Election

Clint Didier

A candidate for U.S. Senator in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Republican

Age: 56City: Connell, Washington

Occupation: rancher/farmer

On this race: Elected Experience: First time running for office.

Other Professional Experience: Farmer. Owner of an excavation company. Former professional football player with the Washington State Redskins and the Green Bay Packers. Played in three Super Bowls and won two championships.

Education: A.A.  Columbia Basin College, BA Portland State University with a major in Political Science

Community Service: Long-time member of the Washington State Farm Bureau.  Active in the Fighting Children's Cancer Foundation. Football coach at Connell High School.

Statement: I've lived the American Dream.  Where else can a son of a potato farmer rise to play in the stardom of three Super Bowls?  I've been blessed and want to preserve that opportunity for future generations.

Following my NFL career, I returned home to farm, raise my own kids, and coach high school football. I want all kids to have a shot to become champions in their own ways as I've had.  Let's restore America's highest ideal of individual liberty, which starts with personal responsibility.

I'm running because I'm tired of watching establishment party politicians sacrifice the ideals of the Constitution, violating the very laws we must live by. I'm tired of Washington DC power brokers dictating who we elect here in our state.  And I'm tired of a government that has lost respect for the fruits of the people's labor and is now squandering our children's inheritance.

We need to follow our founders' "game plan" of limited government and fiscal restraint.  Some promise to "balance the budget," yet vote for higher taxes to accomplish it.  I've pledged in writing to never vote for new or increases in existing taxes, and to dramatically cut spending.  For example, I'm a farmer who wants to abolish government farm subsidies. 

Sarah Palin and many grassroots liberty groups endorse me because they know I will work shoulder-to-shoulder with "We the People" to get our country back on the right course.

Your choice is simple:  you can vote for the establishment insider or you can choose a small town boy who means what he says and has the fire in the belly to fight for you. My pledge to you is that I will serve you honestly and honorably.  My door will always be open to you!  I would be humbled to have your vote.

Graduate of Connell High School, Portland State University. Former NFL football player with Washington Redskins. Served on National Farm Service Agency, 2000-08. Married, four children

Competitors

Patty Murray Democrat
Dino Rossi Republican
Paul Akers Republican
Charles Allen Democrat
Bob Burr Democrat
Norma D. Gruber Republican

Last updated: Sept. 3, 8:30 a.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Patty Murray (D) 670,284 46.22%
Dino Rossi (R) 483,305 33.33%
Clint Didier (R) 185,034 12.76%
Paul Akers (R) 37,231 2.57%
James (Skip) Mercer 12,122 0.84%
Charles Allen (D) 11,525 0.79%
Bob Burr (D) 11,344 0.78%
Norma D. Gruber (R) 9,162 0.63%
Mike Latimer (R) 6,545 0.45%
Mike The Mover (D) 6,019 0.42%
Goodspaceguy (D) 4,718 0.33%
Will Baker (R) 4,593 0.32%
Mohammad H. Said (C) 3,387 0.23%
Schalk Leonard 2,818 0.19%
William Edward Chovil (R) 2,039 0.14%
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