This speaks volumes in comparison to the last election cycle which had several Republican candidates in the race going into the primaries without any of them having the endorsement from the County Party. In Washington State, we have a jungle primary. The divided vote hurt us unnecessarily and gave little runway time for people to rally behind Kent going into the general election. Had our party rallied behind him earlier, we'd see a different Congressional Representative in D.C. right now.
The hopes of those that voted for the endorsement are that we can unite behind one candidate now and avoid the division and infighting over different candidates. We can't replay what we did to ourselves last election cycle. We are in it to win. Tonight was a big proclamation toward that."