(BELLEVUE) — The Washington State Republican Party (WSRP) Chairman Caleb Heimlich released the following statement in response to Tiffany Smiley announcing her candidacy for U.S. Senate:
"Tiffany Smiley is a proven leader that has shown she will never stop fighting. I am excited to have a candidate in this race that is not a career politician. After nearly 30 years in Washington D.C. Patty Murray has lost touch with the people of Washington state. Tiffany’s strong advocacy helped her husband, Scotty, become the first blind active duty Army Officer. She was instrumental in enacting changes at the Department of Veteran Affairs and is a strong voice for veterans across the country. All of this while the Smiley's have been raising three children and running a small business. This wealth of first-hand experience, coupled with a tireless work ethic, will serve her well as she campaigns to represent all Washingtonians."