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After The Election Conservatives Will Gain Some Control: Food For Thought (Video)

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By Bill Hurst, Let’s take a look at were we stand in this great nation of ours. All great societies (nations of the world) started as protecting individual freedoms, and free enterprise. The fall of the Roman Empire and the Grecian Empire culminated with the burdensome demands of a socialistic and degenerate society…

Republicans, Democrats

A ‘republican’ (a member of what Americans call the Republican Party) favors a form of government referred to as a republic in which elected officials represent the people in governing the nation. It is the most orderly form of government. ‘Republicanism’ also means ‘self government’. American Republicans also are known as conservatives,are on the political ‘right’ and support  the free-market or capitalist economic platform.

A ‘democrat’ (a member of what Americans call the Democrat party) favors a form of government referred to as a democracy in which every member of the population could potentially be involved in voting on every decision that the government makes. This pure form of democracy works in private meetings and small towns, but otherwise is only theoretically possible, and is chaotic compared to the republican way. The word ‘chaos’ is important because it represents the liberal approach to social structure as opposed to Republicans’ sense of order. Democrats also are known as liberals, leftists or socialists and ally themselves with a welfare-state or government-command economic platform.

But there are so-called elections, mock democracies and phony representative governments even under dictatorships. The only meaningful result of any form of government is liberty, and the freedom to live your life without interference from your own government. The achievement and maintenance of liberty is an ‘active’ endeavor undertaken by virtuous and disciplined people living in an ordered reality. Weak, passive and pacifist people are easily subjected to despotism. And in the history of the United States, the longest-lived example of liberty and prosperity in the history of the world, we see the triumph of a capitalist republican culture that is a model for freedom-lovers everywhere.

America is a constitutional republic, not a democracy.

Republicans and conservative capitalists favor a small government and low taxes to promote individual initiative and self-reliance so that citizens can provide for themselves. People who vote Republican statistically are better educated, more technologically adept, have closer, happier and bigger families, are more ambitious, and are more prosperous than those who vote otherwise. Thus they do not want or need the government to tell them how to live. The Republican party fares best among the self-reliant people in suburban, small-town and rural America on whose intelligence and discipline our nation – and the world economy – has been built.

The core of conservative ideology is individualism, which the competent, disciplined person is capable of caring for himself or herself, and for the lives of their families. The family itself represents individualism because it is the smallest, most natural and strongest unit of society above the lone person. Conservative individualism is a positive trait deeming that people will work to be self-reliant and positive in outlook; will depend on nobody else; and will contribute to the community through those traits, not expecting anything from the community.

Working together with the concept of individualism is the free-market capitalist economic system of risks and rewards, which says that those who take the risks are eligible for the rewards And while a static, theoretical analysis – on which all socialist theory is based – would consider that a risk/reward system would produce an equal number of winners and losers, history has shown that risk/reward capitalist systems produce high levels of economic growth while risk-less socialist/communist always systems shrink and die, and ultimately provide opportunity for none.

Conservative Republicans believe in everything that America’s Founding Fathers desired – free-market capitalism, individual initiative and reward, private property rights, a moral and religious populace, majority rule, and a rejection of the welfare state and wealth redistribution. And the American Revolution originally was fought in order to free us from unreasonable taxation.

Socialism, however, is an urban and academic phenomenon that seeks higher taxation, and favors the idea that people rely not on themselves but on government for the necessities of life. This is part of the contrary socialist mindset: To disagree with the principles of rational individualist capitalism. Every tenet of socialism is diametrically opposed to the wishes of the Founders of our nation.

One of the core premises of socialism is utterly false, that all people have roughly equal abilities and that it is thus the duty of the government to distribute wealth equally and to ‘level out’ the ‘playing field’ of life so that everyone gets their equal opportunity. Socialism actually is a system in which risk is eliminated by government. But socialism historically has created suffering by failing to account for human nature, by forcing people into theoretical economic systems concocted and operated by urban and academic intellectuals, systems that deprive productive people of the fruits of their labors, and of the natural incentive of simple economic reward.

Socialism represents the institutionalization of mediocrity and conformity. It stifles individual creativity in favor of collectivism and consensus thinking, and thus socialist societies never have and never will produce great art, architecture, literature, philosophy, technology etc.

There is no objective truth in socialism, no ‘right’ and ‘wrong’. For socialists, opinion is everything, and this is why their ideology is prevalent on college campuses, where opinion is all, and thus all opinions are considered valid. This is one of most crucial ways in which leftist socialism works to refute a central principle of rational conservatism which says that there is right and wrong, and that universal truths exist.

Socialism forever is proclaiming itself to be mankind’s savior and a friend of ‘the little guy’ but in fact it is capitalism that repeatedly has turned out that way because capitalism is the only system that creates wealth. Even the anti-capitalist United Nations in its 2002 Human Development Report stated that world poverty fell 20% between 1990 and 1999, an era when aggressive globalization (free-trade capitalism) was spreading at a pace unequaled in the entire 20th century. Poverty fell most markedly in India and China where, respectively, radical socialist and outright communist governments had controlled and smothered the economies for decades.

Socialism creates no wealth; it consumes, dissipates and destroys wealth. It is anti-business. It is a system of government control that only redistributes existing wealth. In fact, every time wealth is created, there is a leftist to complain – environmentalists complain about the pollution; college professors complain about the profit you’ve made; union activists complain about the wages paid. In other words, the focus is on the negative.

Since it creates no wealth, the heart of socialism is the appropriation of wealth through taxation, patronage and cronyism. Since their system creates no wealth, socialists are infinitely more obsessed with wealth than capitalists. And since socialism creates no wealth while its mission is to redistribute wealth, socialism is by nature paradoxical. This is why socialism always produces the opposite result of its stated ideals.

It is crucial to remember always that socialists are interested in helping “the poor” or “the environment” only to the extent that the systems they set up first transfer wealth and power to the socialist élite itself and to its unproductive allies (i.e., government bureaucrats, trial lawyers, environmental organizations and activists etc.) who work to keep the élite in power. This all happens while consuming wealth, not producing it.

Since it creates no wealth, the life force in socialism comes from controlling the lives of other people. Therefore political power is everything to the socialist. That is why they devote their lives to building political machines and winning elections by any means possible, because that is the only way that the socialist can feel that he is contributing to society, by influencing that society through legislation, patronage and bureaucracy.

And this is why the economically declining states in the Northern Tier of the United States from Michigan to Maine increasingly are Democrat. As productive people (conservatives, Republicans) leave for greener pastures in the South and West, Democrats stay behind to keep the bureaucratic government jobs that they are made for, to lord over a weaker and poorer population, without challenge.

And since they create nothing, socialists must take control of as many institutions as possible, once the hard work of building those institutions (corporations, the media, the universities, the arts, the nonpartisan judiciary, churches, foundations) has been completed. One example: Atheist, pro-abortion feminist Patricia Ireland was hired in 2003 as CEO of the Young Women’s Christian Association, an organization started during the Civil War and built on years of good deeds by caring Christian women. Ireland formerly was president of the National Organization for Women. (She was fired on October 20, 2003 after her leadership was deemed inappropriate in light of YWCA history.)

This is how socialists work – one person at a time, they insinuate themselves into healthy, conservative institutions that represent discipline and order. Once like-minded people within those institutions reach a numerical tipping point, socialists begin to dictate those institutions’ policies. Even traditional purely democratic institutions like Vermont’s old-fashioned annual town meetings began to be taken over as far back as the late 1960s by leftists who had moved into the state, primarily from New York City. They turned meetings that once focused in true democratic fashion on local issues like road repairs and town budgets into one-sided harangues over nuclear power, US foreign policy, military spending and all the other favored issues.

Individualism is a bad word to liberals. Yet they preach another type of individualism which is the polar opposite of that espoused by conservatives. It is a feminine self-centeredness or an insecure narcissism, where the person considers himself or herself to be the most important entity in the world exclusive of others and of the community at large, and focuses only on how the world can cater to his or her needs, pleasures, emotions, weaknesses and phobias. This creates an uncertain and dependent society that can be catered to by a centralized élite that manifests these same attributes.

Basic Forms Of Government:

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The Proper Role Of Government


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Walt Minnick’s Theme Song For Election Night! (Video)

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By Bill Hurst, Minnick‘s wild desires is to win at all cost! Lies, disgusting deceitful ads, personal attacks and much more! Well Walt you know where you go for lying!

Idaho's Liberal Congressman Minnick, Posing As A Conservative

Walt Here Are The Lyrics For Your Election Night Theme Song!

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Walt, It’s Over! (Foster Can Sing This To You)

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Walt Minnick Liar Liar:

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Run Minnick Run From The Hard Questions!

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Minnick’s Campaign Desperate…Lashing Out In Vain! (Video)

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By Bill Hurst,  Minnick‘s campaign still strikes out with falsehoods, lies, attempts at character assassination,  misrepresentations and plain old childlike behavior! Then Minnick runs off and hides so he will not have to stand tall for his actions. Do we want this malcontent as our congressman?  Walt, Your attack dog Johnny Foster is doing a poor job! Your defeat will be at his feet and his feet alone!

Here is the latest on the Lopez case and Minnick’s attack ad:

From Raul Labrador’s Campaign:

October 28, Boise, ID – Walt Minnick’s flailing re-election campaign reached new lows in desperation today with an ad so wildly false and misleading the Labrador campaign has called for it to be taken down immediately.

Walt Minnick is asserting in his latest smear ad that Raul Labrador conspired to allow a criminal to flee the country so he wouldn’t have to face charges filed against him.

The real facts of the case are Raul Labrador represented a client named Carlos Lopez in 2001.  Carlos Lopez was arrested and subsequently charged with Misprison of Felony.  Upon his arrest it was determined by the INS that Carlos Lopez was in this country illegally.  Because of this, the INS placed an “Immigration Detainer” on him pending trial, which means that if he were released while awaiting trial the INS steps in and books them under their jurisdiction.

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Former U.S. Attorney for Idaho Tom Moss:

I am speaking in my personal capacity and not on behalf of the US Attorney’s office or the Department of Justice.  My personal opinion after a review of the matter is that Mr. Labrador did nothing illegal or unethical. He was simply representing his client within the law and according to court procedures as allowed at that time, as I would expect any competent attorney to do. In my personal opinion the television ad is unfair in that it distorts the facts in a prejudicial manner.”

STATEMENT FROM J. KENT NYGAARD
INS Special Agent (Retired):

From 1987 until my retirement in 2005, I was an INS Special Agent assigned to the organized crime Drug Task Force. I was one of the case agents in a federal prosecution of approximately 26 defendants where Carlos Lopez was charged. He was very low level defendant who was charged as being present during the delivery of money from a prior drug deal.

 
Upon his arrest, I determined that he was from Mexico and in the country illegally. An INS detainer was placed with the U. S. Marshal’s Service. In a subsequent detention hearing, the U.S. Magistrate released Lopez on certain condition. The INS took custody of Lopez and afforded him due process as required by law. He was sent to a detention center where he was afforded a deportation hearing and I presume was deported.

 
Mr. Labrador defended his client in this matter as he was required to do under his oath and as expected by the prosecution. His actions in this case were in accordance with proper handling of a criminal case by a defense attorney.

 
Mr. Minnick’s characterizations of the events of this case are completely dishonest and misleading. His ad is intentionally deceiving and is simply character assassination.

 

From the IdahoReporter.com:

Minnick ad targets Labrador’s work helping an illegal immigrant

The latest television commercial from Congressman Walt Minnick follows a familiar theme in his campaign: criticizing Republican state Rep. Raul Labrador’s past work as an immigration attorney. The latest ad focuses on one specific case, accusing Labrador of helping an illegal immigrant facing drug charges escape prosecution.

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Minnick Campaign Irks Idahoans Loses Votes By The Hundreds:

 

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Minnick Talks In Circles:

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What Others Are Saying About Minnick’s Attack Ads & Possible Motives Behind Them (Video)

Minnick: Wanted Political Opportunist! Mike Johnson Gets Job!


The Choice Is Clear Who The Real Conservative Is, November is when we need to make a move on Washington D.C., and Elect the True Conservative Raul Labrador!

Idahoans and our out-of-state friends the Grass Roots Campaign Of Raul Labrador is working hard to defeat Idaho’s Liberal, posing as a conservative.

The campaign can use your financial help Please Donate Today!

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A Vote For Minnick Is Like Giving Him A Cookie! (Video)

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By Bill Hurst, Minnick claims to be a fiscal conservative! He is dead Wrong!

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View These Articles See Why Minnick Is Not A Fiscal Conservative!

The Financial Stability Act:Huge Government Take Over! (Video)

Minnick Wrong On His Own Voting Record! (video)


Minnick Hyper-Critical Of Congressional Spending On Perks: Then Spends More Than His Counterparts (Video)

Minnick Support Of Failed Stimulus Bills (Video)

Minnick-Democrats F In Economics: Edujobs Stimulus Fix Blows-up In Their Faces (Video)

Minnick does not want to repeal ObamaCare.


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The Choice Is Clear Who The Real Conservative Is, November is when we need to make a move on Washington D.C., and Elect the True Conservative Raul Labrador!

Idahoans and our out-of-state friends the Grass Roots Campaign Of Raul Labrador is working hard to defeat Idaho’s Liberal, posing as a conservative.

The campaign can use your financial help Please Donate Today!

Let’s Take Back Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, and VOTE For A Real Conservative Raul Labrador.

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Pelosi’s Power Over So Called “Blue Dog” Democrats:Predicts Dems To Retain Control (video)

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By Bill Hurst, Pelosi plans to control and gain power over the most conservative lawmakers so where will that land the mythical “Blue Dog” Democrats?

The Blue Dogs will vansih into thin air..,

Pelosi’s power trip will leave the “Blue Dogs” with bark and no bite, actually it will leave them whimpering like  whipped puppies. We all know that the so-called blue dogs are a mythical group that is a scheme devised and promoted by the Democrat party; to get their party faithful elected in conservative districts.

So where does Walt Minnick fit in?

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton’s article “Shes The Boss”:

Pelosi came from a family that bears a striking resemblance to organized crime. She will ruthlessly use and discard any one in her way or who will forward her agenda. She rules the House with an iron grip and she is simultaneously feared and hated by most politicians. Those who claim to support and adore her are sycophants that are in the DC game for money, power and prestige. Her minions are made all the more dangerous due to Pelosi’s powerful reach and thuggish policies. No radical agenda is too outrageous if she deems it worthy. Pelosi’s hypocrisy knows no bounds and she feels no shame.

An elitist’s elitist, Pelosi is cunning in the extreme. Her entire political career has been virtually choreographed and painstakingly planned. You won’t hear apologies from her and most likely, you’ll never see the attack coming if you are in her sites

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton’s article “Shes The Boss” read entire article here

Milton Friedman: Socialism Is Force

Politico Comments:

House Democrats are poised to approve new rules that will significantly increase their authority while taking the bullets out of the few legislative weapons Republicans have in the lower chamber.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has approved the changes from the last Congress, when House GOP members frustrated their Democratic counterparts by winning over two dozen amendment battles on the floor.

Pelosi’s move has set up a divisive mood on the first day of the 111th Congress, which Republicans say runs counter to the tone set by President-elect Obama.

Republican leaders intend to fight the rules changes, which would curtail their ability to delay legislation by forcing Democrats to take politically difficult votes.

“This is not the kind of openness and transparency that President-elect Obama promised,” the GOP leaders wrote Monday in a letter to Pelosi.

Republican leadership aides say the changes will make it easier for the Speaker to run the House and protect vulnerable House Democrats.

CQ Politics states:

Democratic leaders are taking a hard look at preventing the minority party from scoring easy political points with motions to recommit a bill to committee with instructions to make contentious language changes and then report it back to the House “promptly.” In the outgoing Congress, “promptly’’ has meant an indefinite hold, because committees were not willing to adopt poison-pill amendments sponsored by the minority.

Most motions to recommit require instead that an amended bill be returned to the floor “forthwith,” which means within minutes.

GOP aides complain that the possible limit motions to recommit would take away the minority’s ability to attack tax increases in must-pass bills. That’s because the pay-as-you-go budget rule, which is likely to be renewed, does not allow amendments or motions to recommit forthwith that would remove any of the offsets it requires in legislation.

The pay-as-you-go rule requires that all new entitlement spending or new tax cuts be offset with equivalent spending cuts or tax increases elsewhere.

Pelosi will continue to stop term-limits for committee chairmen. This will give the chairman control and domination over the minority party. This maneuver will halt the Republican minority from any influence to “recommit a motion” back to any committee in the House.

The Republicans have asked about transparency that Obama has promised to protect us from the evils of government. While spreading the rhetoric, Obama has let Pelosi work behind the proverbial “Oz Curtain.”  This allows Pelosi’s Congress to have the control over the committee chairman to concoct an array of free-enterprise busting bills behind the cloaked curtain. The new bill will be ceremoniously presented to the House floor and passed without the benefit of thought-provoking debate. This newly passed bill will be moved on down the street with haste and the “transparency” President Obama will put his rubber stamp on the new piece of liberal-socialistic law. This was undoubtedly what the endorsers of Obama’s “hope and change” were expecting.

Pelosi’s confidence of retaining power:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi  was elated with the Tea Party victories in Tuesday September 14th, Republican primaries, saying the results were “very positive” for Democrats.

Pelosi  still in the “Power Trip” mode states “What happened for Democrats last night was very positive,” she continued, “We were very pleased with the candidates that we drew, and they offer a great contrast in the election as to the clarity of the choice.”

Walt Minnick‘s buddy, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said after the conservative wins that the Tea Party’s primary successes point to a deep division in the GOP, as Tea Party candidates have run to the right of establishment Republicans. This brings up the Minnick question again, “Who and What is He?”

Hoyer stated:

The bottom line is they’re a deeply divided party,” Hoyer told reporters, adding that the division “is going to hurt them.

That is a hilarious statement coming on the heals of most Democrats running away from the leadership of that party.

Minnick's DC Friends: The Liberal Leadership

Hoyer’s ties with lobbyist

Minnick and Hoyer Connection

Let’s take a look at the Democrats scrambling from their leaders:

Minnick’s Ad Running from the Dem leadership(click here to see his personal ad)

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The Choice Is Clear Who The Real Conservative Is, November is when we need to make a move on Washington D.C., and Elect the True Conservative Raul Labrador!

Idahoans and our out-of-state friends the Grass Roots Campaign Of Raul Labrador is working hard to defeat Idaho’s Liberal, posing as a conservative.

The campaign can use your financial help Please Donate Today!

Let’s Take Back Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, and VOTE For A Real Conservative Raul Labrador.

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Minnick Supported Obama & Pelosi:Gingrich Explains Why Democrats Are Dodging (Video)

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By Bill Hurst, Can you really trust Walt Minnick, to represent your conservative values, and hopes for a better business climate?

The vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House on the Democrat side, it appeared that Pelosi would lose. She was able to hold the vote open and began calling in her markers to pull her over the top.

It was found that Idaho’s own Walt Minnick was among those who owed favors to Nancy Pelosi. Minnick caved-in like a house of cards and voted for Pelosi during the Democrat caucus and voted for Pelosi in the final against Republican front-runner John Boehner, that vote was 255 Pelosi to 174 Boehner.

Minnick has frequently and intentionally casts votes to deceive  his conservative voting constituency. Those votes are called “throw-away” votes that were not needed at that time to push forward the liberal agenda of Pelosi, Reid, Hoyer, Obama, just to name a few of Minnick’s friends in Washington D.C.  Casting a “nay” vote on the high-profile liberal-socialist legislation, would give vulnerable so-called “Blue dog” Democrats like Minnick a false appearance of being “conservative” for the folks back home.

As I have previously stated, this is simply absurd given that Minnick scored a dismal 44% from the American Conservative Union, despite his much touted opposition to Obama’s big agenda items.  Any congressman from Idaho should score nothing less than 100% conservative.

In summery, how many “markers” does Walt Minnick have floating around out there in the world of liberal politics? How many quid pro quo deals does he have with the Unions, lobbyist, and liberal-socialist groups, Idaho’s stealth liberal hangs out with?  I guess then the main questions Idaho’s 1st Congressional voters have to ask themselves; does Walt Minnick really have my conservative values? Can Walt Minnick effectively represent my hopes and dreams for the future?

What Has Walt Minnick Done, While Posing As A Conservative, NOT Much, But Here Are a Few Things To Consider:

Pelosi organized a fundraiser event for Minnick, used her mansion in San Fransisco as the venue.

Where Have All The Liberals Gone…It’s Election Time! (Video)

Minnick Shows His Progressive Colors… By John Anderson, Tea Party Boise, Inc.Minnick Voted For “The Financial Stability Act”…Huge Government Take Over

Minnick Voted For “The Financial Stability Act”…Huge Government Take OverMinnick Vague On Answers To Tough Questions

Minnick Wrong On His Own Voting Record! (video)

Minnick Vague On Answers To Tough Questions

Minnick Won’t Even Say He’s A Democrat!

Minnick Support Of Failed Stimulus Bills

Gingrich Explains Why Democrats Are Running For Cover

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Democrats Fleeing Obama,

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Minnick Endorsed Obama Early On
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The Choice Is Clear Who The Real Conservative Is, November is when we need to make a move on Washington D.C., and Elect the True Conservative Raul Labrador!

Idahoans and our out-of-state friends the Grass Roots Campaign Of Raul Labrador is working hard to defeat Idaho’s Liberal, posing as a conservative.

The campaign can use your financial help Please Donate Today!

Let’s Take Back Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, and VOTE For A Real Conservative Raul Labrador.

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The Forgotten Man – Jon McNaughton (video)

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Must See Video!

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The Choice Is Clear Who The Real Conservative Is, November is when we need to make a move on Washington D.C., and Elect the True Conservative Raul Labrador!

Idahoans and our out-of-state friends the Grass Roots Campaign Of Raul Labrador is working hard to defeat Idaho’s Liberal, posing as a conservative.

The campaign can use your financial help Please Donate Today!

Let’s Take Back Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, and VOTE For A Real Conservative Raul Labrador.

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