Joe Kent made the following statement:
As Election Day gets closer, enthusiasm for my campaign continues to grow. No matter how you measure it, our campaign is in a clear lead.
Unfortunately, one of my opponents has given up on winning the battle of ideas and decided to spread obvious misinformation about me in a desperate attempt to split the vote and re-elect Jaime Herrera Beutler.
The truth is that two years ago, I was one of President Trump’s official campaign surrogates and a leader of Veterans for Trump. I was so committed to helping him win that I voted for Bernie Sanders in the Democrat Primary because I believed he would be easier opponent for President Trump to defeat. I’ve never voted for a Democrat in a General Election in my life.
While my hard work for his re-election earned me President Trump’s endorsement, my opponent has decided to use this to mislead voters.
It wasn’t enough when my opponent destroyed her own credibility by breaking her promise to drop out of the race when she didn’t get President Trump’s endorsement; now she’s trying to destroy me to help re-elect Jaime Herrera Beutler.
And more than anything else, I’m disappointed in her.
Heidi, I thought you were better than this. And a lot of your supporters did, too.
Nonetheless, the threats our country and our people are face today are too important to allow my campaign to be distracted by juvenile dirty tricks.
I will continue to campaign on an America First Agenda, and, most importantly, defeating America Last Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler.
Thank you and God Bless.