This week, Independent candidate for Idaho governor Ammon Bundy became a political prognosticator, making it clear he assumes that Governor Brad Little will win the Republican nomination in the May 17 primary election. Bundy dropped out of the Republican Primary after McGeachin consolidated extremist support behind her campaign. Part of Bundy’s political calculation was that McGeachin might not beat Little, opening a window for him to run an extremist campaign in November. Bundy emailed his supporters to let them know that “the plan has not changed,”
Screenshots of texts from the Bundy campaign to his supporters.
Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who is challenging Little in the primary, has won support from militia leaders and white nationalists, but she has struggled to build momentum for her campaign with voters at large. McGeachin began to sputter after she was widely condemned for associating with and speaking to white nationalists at AFPAC on Feb. 25. McGeachin has since doubled down on her extremist messaging, courting endorsements from extremists and even bringing several of her fellow AFPAC speakers an event at Kleiner Park in Meridian on May 4.
Meanwhile, since his release from the Ada County jail two weeks ago, Bundy has been less visible in the media. Questions remain about where the $100,000+ went that Diego Rodriguez and his family raised after Bundy’s arrest for disrupting law enforcement, who were working to protect the malnourished baby in the child welfare case. Bundy followers have continued to make headlines for publicly exposing private information of those involved in upholding the laws that govern child welfare cases in Idaho. Bundy’s involvement and subsequent arrest riled up hundreds of his followers, causing a lockdown at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise that jammed 911 lines and diverted emergency care for at least four patients.
In Bundy’s latest email to supporters, it’s clear his eyes are focused on defeating Little in the November general election, and far from paying any mind to the clearly distant second place GOP candidate, McGeachin. He attacks Little relentlessly while relitigating activities that have led to his arrest and jail time.
It’s clear that Bundy sees his extreme brand as being able to unite disillusioned conservatives after the primary dust settles, despite wide unpopularity, trailing in the polls, and his numerous arrests and convictions. Do you think he’ll be able to do it?
Yes I think Ammon Bundy will win. Brad Little is taking money from the left (federal covid funds). If people want to keep Idaho from becoming another California, they will vote for Ammon Bundy.
Ammon Bundy wants to keep Idaho Idaho and people here don’t go for the woke agenda.
I think Bundy is a dangerous, irresponsible, egotistical liar.
Ammon Bundy is a self induced idiot that craves attention at a great cost to the people who are dumb enough to believe the false information he is throwing out to them.
I agree, anyone who follows this guy has a problem with the rule of law’ I will never vote for anyone who follows him and his ideas. I will not vote for her either
A vote for Bundy is vote for Janise, Bundy is the worst vote next to chicken little
Ammon Bundy is exactly what Idaho needs! He is not dangerous. Anyone who says he is “dangerous, irresponsible, egotistical liar” has NEVER met him. Terrance Costello needs to attend a candidate meeting and ask Ammon Bundy questions. Find out about him. DO NOT LISTEN to or READ ABOUT him from the media …. make a “first-hand” decision based on the words you hear actually come from Bundy’s mouth. Read his platform and his plans for Idaho. They make sense and they will help Idaho, unlike what those currently in power are doing! He is MUCH MALIGNED because he speaks the truth AND he supports the Constitution. He has plans that make sense and will help Idahoans! He ONLY supports PEACEFUL protests, which is the hallmark of the America we love. Ammon Bundy is vilified because he is “over the target.” The Good Old Boys are running scared in Idaho because Bundy makes sense. I urge people to VOTE BUNDY and save Idaho from the Globalists who will take Idaho down the road with California, Oregon and Washington . . . make no mistake, that is where Idaho is headed under the likes of Little.
There is another choice! Ashley Jackson is running and she is the most center right candidate there is. A head on her shoulders of common sense, lower taxes, less government, pro two a, and all about your freedom! Please give her the time at AshleyForIdaho There is another choice! Ashley Jackson is running and she is the most center right candidate there is. A head on her shoulders of common sense, lower taxes, less government, pro two a, and all about your freedom! Please give her time and learn about her!