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Bundy blasts GOP, will continue bid for governor as an independent

 
February 17, 2022

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Ammon Bundy issued a statement this morning announcing his withdrawal from the May primary, saying he is changing his party affiliation to independent to enable him to continue his bid in the November general election.

"Because of the corrupt and wicked state of the Idaho Republican Party establishment I have considered several times of un-affiliating myself with the party and running as an Independent candidate," he wrote. "However, I find myself in a conundrum. The Republican Party platform is the platform I stand behind but the Republican establishment in Idaho is full of filth and corruption and they refuse to put forth the party platform.

"In the last few years the Idaho Republican Party members have witnessed the arrest of their Party Chairman Jonathan Parker for wearing a wig and masturbating in public, Senator Mike Crapo arrested for DUI, up and coming party star Representative Greg Cheney arrested for physically abusing his wife and threatening to kill himself with a knife in front of his young children, former Governor Butch Otter arrested for driving drunk, Senator Fred Martin investigated for going into high school girl's bathrooms - twice, Ada County Sheriff Steve Bartlett resigned for allegedly trading promotion to his deputies for sexual favors and Senator Larry Craig arrested for soliciting gay sex in an airport bathroom. Just to mention a few, all Idaho Republican leaders. On top of this, the Idaho Republican establishment lead by Brad Little have put forth liberal, Democrat policies like increased welfare, meanwhile shoving the Republican Party platform of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and ending abortion in the garbage.

"Therefore, I am announcing that I will not be running in the Republican primary and instead will run as an Independent candidate. I am certain that by unifying Idahoans behind the actual Republican platform we can take back control of the Idaho government and restore the conservative values that have made Idaho such a great place to live."

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