BELLINGHAM, WA – Paul Akers, owner of FastCap, a supplier of products for cabinetmakers and woodworkers, is running as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Washington.

“I am running for the U.S. Senate because like you, I am distraught about the direction our country is heading,” Akers states on his Web site akersforussenate.com. “I know taking on the DC insiders will not be easy, but we owe our children and our children's children the same opportunity our generation has had, instead of leaving them under a crushing debt. Countless others have given their lives along the way to insure our freedom and liberty. I feel obligated to do my part to help preserve this nation for future generations. As your Senator, my conservative values will guide me... I'll be beholden to no one, delivering the best results for you and your family.”

Akers is challenging incumbent Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat.

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