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Hardworking American families deserve better. 

DAVID MICHAEL OLSCAMP

Honest. Authentic.
Fit to serve.

David is an outdoorsman and small business owner. He grew up playing ice hockey and thrived outside, becoming an Eagle Scout. He's never loved convention, graduating from college in two years and going on directly to Vanderbilt Law. After paying off his student loans, he launched his own business and has been his own boss ever since. David is a lawyer and finance expert, a consensus builder, and passionate about spending time outdoors with friends and family. He'd be honored to serve our country.

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David Olscamp (Saratoga, WY)

Saratoga, WY

Restoring values and prosperity

Our America

The American dream is broken. Hard working families can't afford a simple good life while the rich are getting richer and as a country we waste taxpayer resources.

01

Address the border crisis

Local communities are being forced to cut core services and programs to deal with migrant-related costs. Our country needs a leader with no political baggage who can work with states and Congress to put an end to the madness.

I-25

02

Make everyday life affordable

$12 cereal? No thanks. Our country is run by the rich and out of touch, many of whom who haven't stepped foot into a supermarket in years, who own multiple homes and cash in from absurd housing prices, and who don't understand what normal folks are dealing with just to provide their families a decent life.

03

Bring our country back together

Our country needs a leader who can put an end to all the partisan squabbles. We need to heal as a nation, come together, learn lessons from our past, and forge a new course forward together. 

Remarks Ahead of the Wyoming Democratic Presidential Caucuses

Our Duty to Organize Victory

April 12, 2024

 

Let me begin by thanking everyone I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with as I’ve crisscrossed Wyoming. I’m just a small business owner from Colorado looking to bring about big conversations and you all have been exceedingly welcoming. There’s no campaign bus, no getting ferried around in fancy jets or campaign advance teams, just a lot of driving, conversations, and taking in the Wyoming landscape. For all of you who have opened your homes to host a tired traveler, thank you – it all helps and is very much appreciated.

 

All those miles were traveled for a reason: so we don’t hand Donald Trump the election. And the course we’re on, we’re doing exactly that.

 

The problem isn’t a Trump vs. Biden election, the problem is a Trump vs. Biden vs. Kennedy/Shanahan election. When Kennedy is on the ballot in Arizona, Nevada, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, we lose, badly. Kennedy brings the name, Shanahan brings the cash, greedflation and absurd housing costs bring the disillusionment. Trump sweeps all but Wisconsin.

 

Dig into the polling data for yourselves, it’s all publicly available and free, and frightening. Search “Wall Street Journal Targeted Presidential States March 2024 pdf” to find it (or here’s the link).

 

But don’t rely on poll data, be your own pollster right now. Call/text a brother, sister, son, daughter, niece, or nephew. Ask them what they feel about the election. Ask them how they feel about the candidates. The purpose of my campaign is to bring about these questions, many more, and conversations, ones that will shape our future. What is our dream ticket to win in November? And how do we get there?

 

As Ezra Klein put it back in February (even before Nicole Shanahan joined the Kennedy ticket), “there’s a very good chance he [Biden] might lose. Maybe even better than even odds. And Trump is dangerous. I want better odds than that.”

 

In his “Democrats Have a Better Option Than Biden” audio essay (link), Klein lays out a path to defeating Trump; his vision for that path is an open convention, where delegates at the 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago would come together “to organize victory”. (selecting a new nominee, building a dream ticket). As for that ticket, he floats a list of party talent, in addition to Vice President Harris: “Gretchen Whitmer, Wes Moore, Jared Polis, Gavin Newsom, Raphael Warnock, Josh Shapiro, Cory Booker, Ro Khanna, Pete Buttigieg, Gina Raimondo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Chris Murphy, Andy Beshear, J.B. Pritzker”.

 

It would be a ticket hand-built to energize the party, sideline Kennedy, and defeat Trump. A ticket to organize victory.

 

But how do the Wyoming caucuses and I play into this, you may ask. The answer is simple: as a Wyoming Democrat, you can be the catalyst that changes the course of the election. A vote for me in the caucus is a vote for a message beyond any single candidate, a nudge to Joe Biden to consider whether it’s time to pass on the torch; a nudge for Biden to himself decide:

 

“That he does not want to risk being Ruth Bader Ginsburg — a heroic, brilliant public servant who caused the outcome she feared most because she didn’t retire early enough. That in stepping aside he would be able to finish out his term as a strong and focused president, and people would see the honor in what he did, in putting his country over his ambitions.”

 

- Ezra Klein

 

A nudge to change history, and one that is in your hands. Echoing (with one important edit) the words of Barack Obama:

 

That is our purpose here today.

That’s why I'm in this race.

Not just to hold an office, but to gather with you to transform a nation.

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And if you will join me in this improbable quest, if you feel destiny calling, and see as I see, a future of endless possibility stretching before us; if you sense, as I sense, that the time is now to shake off our slumber, and slough off our fear, and make good on the debt we owe past and future generations, then I'm ready to take up the cause…

Together, let’s organize victory.

David

Amplify your vote and your voice

Be heard.

This campaign is a grassroots movement to upend everything wrong with American politics and elections. We'll never ask you for campaign contributions or bombard you with emails but we do need your help spreading the word to your friends, family, and community. Follow David on Instagram.

Economic action plan

01

Build wealth for all American families

Increase the standard deduction and child tax credit for hardworking American families and individual taxpayers.

02

Restore fair prices

Hold price gouging big corporations accountable for greedflation on basic goods.

03

Promote small business

Make it easier for Americans to start their own businesses and extend Tax Cuts & Jobs Act deductions for small business owners.

04

Compassion with limits

We are a country of faith, values, and compassion but should never cut basic government services to Americans to fund migrant housing and care.

05

Common sense and values

We need to stop wasting taxpayer resources on foreign entanglements that harm civilians and must use our global influence and UN Security Council seat to protect civilian lives in conflict areas.

On the trail

Cheyenne

I-80

Hell's Half Acre

Cheyenne

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