As we've noted on The Daily Weekly, 8th District congressional candidate and Independent James Windle has been attempting to stir up some last-minute support this week before the Aug. 7 primary deadline by putting his unusual workout routine on full display. A Sammamish native, Windle, you see, has a habit of running around with a five-foot, 37-pound log on his back. But in case you have trouble visualizing what that looks like, I've posted some videos after the jump.
Windle told me earlier this week that he never intended for his log runs to become a campaign talking point, but now that they have his strategy is to "roll with it."
More than simply rolling with it, those powering Windle's campaign - including his wife and a crew of volunteers dubbed "Windependents" - are embracing it. In reaction to the recent interest in his unique workout routine, Windle has scheduled a final campaign push that comes in the form of log-carrying runs through various communities in the 8th District for the week leading up to the Aug. 7 primary. Built around coffee shop stops that have been a backbone of his campaign, the tour kicked off today in Auburn, continues today in Maple Valley, and will make stops in Ellensburg, Leavenworth, Issaquah, Cle Elum, Wenatchee and finally Sammamish before it's all said and done. A Windle press release states: "This march across the District challenges voters this election to think for themselves and vote for an Independent."
So what does it look like? Take a look at these video clips provided by the Windle campaign:
This one may be the best, as a sign added to Windle's back forced him to carry the log in front of him.