“Ammon Bundy formally announced his run for governor with a platform centered on abolishing most state taxes and claiming federal public land for the state,” the Idaho Statesman reports.
“Idaho’s Republican lieutenant governor and gubernatorial candidate, Janice McGeachin, attended a gathering where she was endorsed in a glowing introductory speech by a rightwing militia leader,” as revealed in a video obtained by The Guardian.
Ammon Bundy, a conservative activist who is currently banned from the Idaho State Capitol Building after state troopers had to wheel him out of the capitol on an office chair because he refused to leave, will need to refile his paperwork to run as a Republican for Idaho governor in 2022, KTVB reports.
Two problems: Bundy isn’t registered to vote in Idaho, and neither is his campaign treasurer — Bundy himself.
Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) filed paperwork to run for governor and promised a formal candidacy announcement in the “coming weeks,” an expected development that came as the congressman continues to face harsh national publicity for comments last week that “nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care,” the Idaho Statesman reports.
HuffPost: “The announcement ends long speculation that Labrador was eyeing the governor’s mansion. For years, Labrador has seemed frustrated by the slow pace of lawmaking. He’s bemoaned the erosion of regular order in Congress and been a key player himself in thwarting major pieces of legislation.”
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