July 7, 2011
Arlington, WA - On a beautiful blue sky day marked by warm weather, exciting speeches and good cheer, John Koster's Old Fashioned Picnic and BBQ on Saturday (July 2nd) was a smashing success. With an overflow crowd of more than 350, the Koster for Congress campaign team was overwhelmed by the enormous show of support.
John Koster & Senator Val Stevens
Twenty-two elected officials and candidates attended from all corners of the 2nd Congressional District. The event showcased the depth of support for candidate John Koster, who nearly upset the entrenched Rick Larsen in one of the nation's hottest (and closest) races last year.
"I'm greatly humbled by the outpouring of support", said Koster. "My campaign is getting started much earlier than in 2010, when my opponent amassed a $700K war chest before I entered the race. We are simply not going to allow the liberal Rick Larsen and his special interest driven campaign to get such a major head start this time around. The enthusiasm of the crowd on Saturday tells me that our message is on the mark and that our campaign is already clicking!"