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Why there’s a civil war in Idaho — Inside the GOP
January 19, 2022

But Bryan Smith, an Idaho Falls attorney and party activist trying for the second time to unseat 11-term congressman Mike Simpson, is one to watch for on the Mar-a-Lago guest list. Smith touts his role as a Trump convention delegate (not noting that this was in 2020; he was a Cruz delegate in 2016) and paints himself as a “hard-nosed political outsider who will fight for our conservative values” against the “anti-Trump, career politician Congressman Mike Simpson.” Simpson famously called Trump “unfit to be president” in 2016, then in 2021 broke ranks to support the House investigation of the January 6 events.

“That would be reason to cause President Trump to want to endorse me,” Smith told me, noting also his steady support for Trump’s “America First agenda,” the $200,000** he’s raised, and what he claims is a widespread sense that Simpson has “been there too long”…

Bryan Smith is a hard-nosed political outsider who will fight for Idahoan’s conservative values in Congress. He is the real conservative Republican running for Idaho’s second congressional district. He is running against career politician and anti-Trump Washington insider Mike Simpson. Bryan and his wife live in Idaho Falls.

ICYMI: Why There’s a Civil War in Idaho – Inside the GOP (Politico)

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