After reading "The Art Of The Deal" in 1989,
I waited over 25 years for
the chance to elect Donald Trump as President.
However you might feel about him personally,
President Trump has been an effective president.
While some may see this as a negative (especially
those who formed their first impressions
during the highly contentious 2016 election),
I see this as an opportunity.
As an unapologetic Trump supporter,
I am uniquely qualified to work closely with
President Trump as an ally, to ensure this era of
renewed prosperity does not pass Maine by.
For those worried that Senator Riley might
turn into a rubber-stamp vote for Trump:
I was a registered Democrat for 22 years, an ardent
supporter of the Clintons through both terms, and
even served as a DNC delegate to county and state
level conventions in Colorado in 1998. I had my
"walk away" moment in 2000. Like many
famous former Democrats before me, such as
Ronald Reagan, Mike Pence, and Angus King,
I too said goodbye to the DNC. No one should
take my vote for granted or underestimate my independence.
That I am willing even to this day to challenge
my own party's nominee illustrates my independent nature.
This kind of critical thinking is typical
of my approach to problem solving
and to good public service.
My name will not appear on your ballot, unless you chose
to put it there, next to the word "write-in" under U.S. Senator.
At a minimum my last name, RILEY, must be appear to show your
intention to vote for the write-in candidacy of James N. Riley, Jr.,
and one of the rank bubbles in the write-in row must be marked.
I would be honored to have your vote.