YAKIMA, Wash. -- Republican Dino Rossi is now officially in the race to be Washington's next governor.
Rossi was in Yakima Thursday to address his supporters. He says his goal is to "change the culture and direction of state government" for the next generation.
According to Rossi, more than 1,000 people volunteered to help his campaign just one week after his new website went up.
"We have 65 percent of our contributors who are new to the campaign", says Rossi. "People are coming out of the woodwork to help".
A group of Democratic voter calling themselves "Dino-crats" have also gotten in Rossi's corner.