Campaign 411

Congressional Candidate Teddy Fikre Invites Fellow Candidates Beyer and Lipsman to Biweekly Debates
Dear Representative Beyer and Candidate Lipsman Let me first congratulate both of you for winning your primaries and becoming the nominees of your respective parties. As I am finding out given that …
Why You Should Vote for Me to Represent You in Congress
Here are a few things you should know about me as candidate running to represent Virginia’s 8th Congressional District: I will never be able to match the fundraising prowess of my opponents, …
Congratulations to Donald Beyer for Winning Virginia’s 8th Congressional District “Democratic” Primary
We are 8 hours away from the polls closing today as voters in the 8th Congressional District are in the process of choosing the "Democratic" primary for this November’s US Congressional election. …
EVENT ALERT: Teddy Fikre to Take Part in a Meet the Candidate Forum at Busboys and Poets on Tuesday, June 21st
Teddy Fikre, a US House of Representatives candidate in the 8th Congressional District running as an independent, will be featured Tuesday, June 21st at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington, Virginia. On the …
Teddy’s Juneteenth Speech: It’s Time to Heal America Together
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMJ_AdNVOEg US Congressional candidate Teddy Fikre, who is running to represent Virginia's 8th CD, was the keynote speaker at the Black Employees Council's Peace Rally. Teddy gave an impassioned speech about the …
Silent Salute: On this Memorial Day We Honor the Fallen, We Must Take Care of Their Surviving Comrades
“Thank you for your service.” These are words echoed by countless Americans as we express gratitude to the men and women of the US Military. These words take on an even bigger …
Uvalde’s Unspoken Grief: These Uncomfortable Truths About the State of America
I cannot begin to fathom the feeling of grieving that the victims of yesterday’s horrific killing rampage in Uvalde are going through at this moment. The idea of losing a child in …
I Signed the U.S. Term Limits Pledge, Here is Why it Matters to You
U.S. Term Limits (USTL) just announced my pledge to serve no more than three terms in congress if the voters in the 8th Congressional District elect me this November. USTL is a grassroots …
Breaking US: Political Tribalism Is Enriching a Few and Impoverishing the Rest
My heart sank as soon as I witnessed the picture above this morning while I was driving through downtown DC. Shortly after dropping off my last Uber passenger for the morning, thoughts …
Major Milestone Reached: 1,000 Signatures Gathered to Qualify for the November Ballot
Yesterday evening, I was able to gather the 1,000th signature on a petition to have my name appear on the upcoming November ballot for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. This was the last …
I’m Running for Congress to Be a Fierce Advocate for Small Businesses Like Asmar’s
The other day, I had the honor of running into Robert Asmar, the COO of a locally-owned small business while I was gathering signatures for my campaign at Harris Teeter. Launched in …
We are Being Lied To: The Real Reasons Behind Inflation, Shortages and Depressed Wages
Let’s dispel some lies that keep being peddled by politicians and the punditry, the skyrocketing inflation and shortages we are witnessing have little to do with Russia invading Ukraine, Covid-19 or supply …
Had Enough? Here is the Solution—We are the Change We Have Been Waiting For
It has become an American tradition as timeless as apple pies and baseball, every four years the same Democrats and Republicans who are feeding us to the wolves on Wall Street and …
Who Better Represents You, an Uber-Millionaire Who Inherited His Wealth from His Dad Or a Middle-Class Father with Two Jobs?
Virginians in the 8th Congressional District will be faced with a stark choice this coming election that will, in many ways, be a referendum on our Federal governance and our political process …
My Thoughts on Roe v Wade: a Rational Approach to Abortion
Nearly fifty years have passed since a landmark ruling sanctioned women’s rights to have abortions without excessive government restrictions.  Over that time, this topic has morphed into a cottage industry that enriches …
Big News! Ballotpedia Just Listed Teddy Fikre as a Congressional Candidate
Yesterday evening, our authentically grassroots campaign was given a major boost when Ballotpedia, the number one source for tracking American electoral activity, listed Teddy Fikre as a candidate for Virginia's 8th Congressional …
An Open Letter to the Washington Post: Denying Equal Access to Independent Candidates is a Form of Voter Nullification
Dear Editor Sally Buzbee and the Washington Post Staff, I am an independent candidate running to represent Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. As a first-generation immigrant from Ethiopia, I know first-hand the important …
War No More: Peace Will Not Be Possible Until We Understand the Commonality of Our Pains
We have been at it for centuries yet the more we fight for peace, the further we move away from it. Pains begetting pains, tears demanding retribution, we are slowly edging towards …
On Foreign Policy: No More Interventionism, Let’s Rebuild America
America has been in a continuous state of war for more than seven decades as Democrats and Republicans keep waging covert and overt campaigns to the benefit of the military-financial complex and …
When the Bill Comes Due: 14 Years of Enriching Wall Street by Impoverishing Main Street is About to Come to a Crashing Halt
Imagine you are severely behind on your mortgage and your house is about to be foreclosed. Making matters worse, you are underwater because you kept refinancing your home in order to take …