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A Member Of Congress Explains Why The Corruption In Congress Is Much Worse Than You Think

What would you say if I told you that committee chairs were for sale in Congress?  And what would you say if I told you that many members of Congress spend far more time on the telephone raising money than on the jobs that the people of their states actually elected them to do?  There is a reason why so many Americans absolutely hate Congress.  At this moment, Congress has an approval rating of just 15 percent, and approval ratings for Congress have been at extremely low levels for a very long time.  We all know that Congress has become completely corrupt, that it is completely unresponsive to the American people and that it has become all about the money.  Many have asked why I would want to become part of such a corrupt institution, and I respond by saying that it is time to take our government back.

In the very close race that I am currently involved in, there is an exceedingly clear choice between politics as usual and someone that is committed to going to Washington and turning the system completely upside down.

I believe that we need to send people to Washington that will be willing to stand up to the leadership of both parties.  Below, I am going to share some things that a current member of Congress is saying about the corruption in D.C. that will blow your mind.  Many would suggest that the corruption is so pervasive that it is useless to try to do anything about it.  But I say that if “we the people” can get Donald Trump into the White House, then “we the people” can also take Congress back.

To get a feel for how passionate I am about this, please watch the short speeches that I made to the Latah County Republicans and the Nez Perce County Republicans over the weekend.  The response to both talks was incredibly positive, and we are winning over more voters with each passing day.

We have just launched our final money bomb of the 2018 primary campaign, and we are trying to raise $35,000 so that we can fully implement our entire plan for pulling ahead in this very tight race over the last 60 days.  If you would like to make a contribution, here are several ways that you can do so…

Donate By Credit Card Online:

Donate By Paypal:

Donate By Check: Make your check out to “Michael Snyder For Congress” and send it to the following address…

Michael Snyder For Congress
PO Box 1136
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

As the donations roll in, you will be able to track the progress of the money bomb on

U.S. Representative Ken Buck was elected to Congress in 2014, and he recently authored a book that is shaking Washington to the core.  The following is what USA Today had to say about it…

And the second-term Republican is unlikely to make many more with Tuesday’s publication of his tell-all book, Drain the Swamp: How Washington is Worse Than You Think, co-authored with Bill Blankschaen.

In it, Buck says lawmakers are mostly “fat and happy alligators who feel pretty darn comfortable in the swamp.” He casts Republican leaders as “playground bullies” who go to great lengths, including yanking subcommittee chairmanships and canceling lawmakers’ overseas trips, to punish dissenters. And he decries a “pay-to-play” system in which plum committee assignments and leadership slots are tied to lawmakers’ fundraising skills instead of their policy expertise.

One of the things that Buck has revealed that upset me the most is the fact that committee chairs are essentially for sale in Washington.  Here is a brief excerpt from Buck’s book

Here’s how it works for Republicans. If you want to serve on a committee, you have to raise money for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). The amount varies depending on the committee and role. For example, to serve on a B or C level committee, a GOP House freshman member must raise $220,000 every two years … Veteran members on A committees must raise more than twice that amount  $450,000 … If you become the chair of a B committee – congratulations – you’re now expected to raise $875,000 a year for the NRCC. Chairing an A committee means you must raise $1.2 million.

In order to raise such large amounts of money, members of Congress are expected to spend approximately four hours a day on the telephone raising money.  This is something that I wrote an extended article about last week.

I have already pledged that I am not going to participate in that system and that I am not going to make those calls.

I believe that members of Congress should be spending their time in Washington doing what they were elected to do, and if you want to see this current system dismantled I hope that you will stand with us.

Because the Washington money machine is not behind me, we are funding our campaign entirely through grassroots donations.  Hundreds upon hundreds of patriots all over the nation have helped us surge toward the top of this race, and if you would like to join the team here is how you can do that…

Donate By Credit Card Online:

Donate By Paypal:

Donate By Check: Make your check out to “Michael Snyder For Congress” and send it to the following address…

Michael Snyder For Congress
PO Box 1136
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

If we do not stand up to the corruption in Washington, it will just continue to get worse and worse and worse.

That is why we need to send fighters to D.C., and I am being very bold about the fact that I am not going there to play nice.  I am going there to turn over the tables and to turn the current corrupt system upside down, and party leadership is not going to like that at all.

According to the Hill, those that do not play along with the current corrupt system often pay a very high penalty…

And what if you, as a Member of Congress, decide not to play along? For starters, you won’t be able to use the NRCC call suites that are conveniently located two blocks from the House office buildings, and the leadership will put out the word to the K Street lobbying community that they are not to donate or raise funds for you if they wish to stay in the leadership’s good graces. If you’re particularly rebellious, you’ll be stripped of your committee assignments, and maybe even be challenged in a primary by a leadership-backed candidate.

If they try to do those things to me, I still will not back down.

After all, I am not going there to be a career politician.

Instead, I am going there to be part of a national movement to take Congress back for the American people.

In his new book, Ken Buck spoke very eloquently about the need to drain the swamp…

Our founders’ default position was to keep power as far from Washington as possible. We can no longer afford to ignore their wisdom. A crippling national debt exists because Washington has too much power. Corruption in the federal government is a direct result of so many people getting comfortable in the stagnant political backwaters beside the Potomac. The concentration of power in D.C. attracts the worst and tempts the best, making it extremely difficult for men and women of character to arise and lead our nation to a healthier place. The best way to drain the swamp in Washington is to remove the incentive for abuse. Swamps exist when water congregates in one place and becomes stagnant over time. Draining the swamp means draining Washington of power. Washington can’t abuse power it does not have.

If you want to help us drain the swamp, now is the time to act.

There are just over 60 days until the Republican primary on May 15th, and there are four campaigns that are bunched very closely together.  We have all the momentum, but a couple of the other campaigns have raised a bit more money so far.

We need to close that gap, and we know exactly what we need to do to win this race over the last 60 days.  Right now we do not have all the resources that we need to implement that plan, and that is why we really, really need your help…

Donate By Credit Card Online:

Donate By Paypal:

Donate By Check: Make your check out to “Michael Snyder For Congress” and send it to the following address…

Michael Snyder For Congress
PO Box 1136
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

As we raise more money, you can track our progress on

We are so close to winning this thing, and wherever I travel around Idaho’s first congressional district the response to our message has been overwhelmingly positive.

But we are running out of time, and there are thousands upon thousands of undecided voters that we still need to reach.

If you believe that it is time to take our government back, send someone to Washington that is committed to doing exactly that.  I am asking for your financial support, and if you live in Idaho’s first congressional district I am respectfully asking for your vote on May 15th.

Michael Snyder is a pro-Trump candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District.  If you would like to help him win on May 15th, you can donate online, by Paypal or by sending a check made out to “Michael Snyder for Congress” to P.O. Box 1136 – Bonners Ferry, ID 83805.  To learn more, please visit

What Do You Think Would Have Happened To America If Hillary Clinton Had Won The Election?

As I travel up and down Idaho’s first congressional district, I frequently talk with voters about how we almost lost everything in November 2016.  When I ask what a Hillary Clinton presidency would have meant for this country, almost every single time I get a response like “it would have been over” or “we would have been finished”.  Our Republic was already hanging by a thread going into 2016, and even four years under Clinton may have been enough to wipe out any hope of ever turning things around.  The election of Donald Trump was literally the greatest miracle in modern American political history, but it doesn’t mean that our Republic has been saved.  What it does mean is that we now have a narrow window of opportunity to save our Republic.

Today they call themselves “Democrats”, “liberals” and “progressives”, but the truth is that leftist politicians in both parties have been steadily marching us down the road toward socialism for a very long time.  Our Constitutional Republic is barely recognizable at this point, and it is going to take emergency measures to restore it.  So now is definitely not a time for politics as usual and more of the same in Washington.  Instead, we need to send bold leaders to Washington that will be willing to turn our deeply corrupt system upside down.  If I am able to win my race and get to Washington that is precisely what I intend to do, but I can’t do it alone.  There are less than 80 days to go until May 15th, and I am asking for your help to win this incredibly close race.

Donate By Credit Card Online:

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Donate By Check: Make your check out to “Michael Snyder For Congress” and send it to the following address…

Michael Snyder For Congress
PO Box 1136
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Doing nothing is not an option.

If we fail to take advantage of this opportunity provided by the Trump presidency, eventually the left will retake control and will continue marching us down the road toward socialism until the Republic that our founders established is destroyed for good.

In 2018 if we elect typical wimpy Republican politicians that simply want to be part of the Washington club and advance their political careers, nothing will get accomplished.

What we need are visionary men and women that are willing to stand up to the leadership of both parties and say that enough is enough.

We are simply not going to do things the same way any longer.

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again.  What we need is a second American revolution.  I am not talking about a revolution of guns and bullets, but rather one of ideas, values and principles.  I would like to share what I wrote about this second American revolution when I first announced my candidacy last July…

Today, the liberal elite dominate almost every aspect of our society. Their enormous media corporations control more than 90 percent of the news and entertainment that we watch on our televisions, their dominance of the legal system has resulted in the legalization of abortion and gay marriage, and their relentless grip on public education means that an entire generation of young Americans is being indoctrinated in their ways.

And of course for decades the liberal elite have been accustomed to pulling the strings in both major political parties. Many had believed that it would be impossible for us to ever take our government back, but the election of Donald Trump showed us that anything is possible if we will just work together.

Today, our Republic is hanging by a thread. If our founders had not stood up and fought for their way of life, the United States of America would not exist today, and if we do not stand up and fight for our way of life now, there will be nothing to pass on to our children and our grandchildren.

There are many that believe that America is too far gone, and so they are content to sit back and wait for everything to fall apart.

But that is not my choice.

I choose to fight for America.

Every generation of Americans has had to take a stand for liberty, and now it is our turn.

Please join this nationwide movement, because this literally may be the last chance we ever have to take our government back.

If we can get to Congress, we are going to fan the flames of this fire until it sweeps all across America.  But we need to get there first, and you can help make that happen by making a contribution today…

Donate By Credit Card Online:

Donate By Paypal:

Donate By Check: Make your check out to “Michael Snyder For Congress” and send it to the following address…

Michael Snyder For Congress
PO Box 1136
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

This race for Congress is one of the most closely contested that I have ever seen.  With less than 80 days to go, four candidates are locked in an extremely tight race, and we literally do not know who is going to win.

If you would like to keep up with our campaign on a daily basis, the best way to do that is to visit our official Facebook campaign page.  We try to update it several times a day, and we just posted a photo of my speech at the Lincoln Day event in Boise County.

And even if you don’t live in the state, you can write to those that you do know in Idaho and tell them to check out  In just a little over two months voters are going to be going to the polls, and so right now we are working as hard as we can to improve our numbers.

We have put together a great plan for pulling ahead in these final weeks, but we do not yet have all the resources that we need to execute that plan.  Please prayerfully consider helping us during this final stretch if you feel a leading in your heart to do so.

Michael Snyder is a pro-Trump candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District.  If you would like to help him win on May 15th, you can donate online, by Paypal or by sending a check made out to “Michael Snyder for Congress” to P.O. Box 1136 – Bonners Ferry, ID 83805.  To learn more, please visit

Gun Sales Skyrocket As Gun Owners Brace For An All-Out Assault On Our Second Amendment Rights

Every time the left goes into a gun grabbing frenzy, gun sales always end up going through the roof.  In the aftermath of the recent tragedy in Florida, we are seeing an all-out assault on our 2nd Amendment rights like we haven’t seen in decades.  Politicians from both parties are pushing for new gun control legislation, and as a result gun owners all over the nation are feverishly stockpiling weapons and ammo while they still can.  In fact, Google searches for “buy a gun” and “buy AR15” both just hit the highest levels ever recorded.

At a gun show down in Tampa, Florida over the weekend, nearly 7,000 people showed up on a single day.  The Republican governor down there has turned out to be a gun control nut, and so true conservatives are buying guns while they still can.  The following comes from my good friend Mac Slavo

According to the New York Times,  the lines stretched out the door this weekend at a gun show in Tampa, Florida, as thousands of potential buyers and the merely curious waited for their turn to browse booths stocked with the latest firearms, ammunition, customizable holsters, and patriotic paraphernalia.

Several sellers said they were on track to double their normal sales for a weekend. “It’s sad to say, but whenever there’s a shooting, business only goes up because people are afraid of losing their right to own a certain weapon,” said Quaidman Woody, who was running a booth with his father, a sales representative for CrossHeirs. “So even if they don’t need another AR, they’ll buy another AR or pieces of it.”

The left keeps insisting that more gun control is the answer, but look at what has happened to communities all over the country that have instituted very strict gun laws.  Violent crime is at record levels in Chicago and other left-leaning cities across the nation, and meanwhile violent crime is at very low levels in communities that encourage gun ownership.

All throughout history, leftist governments have grabbed guns with absolutely tragic results.  After massive gun grabbing campaigns, millions perished in the Soviet Union, Red China and Nazi Germany.  Yes, the Nazis were leftists.  They were “national socialists” that believed that big government was the solution to everything.

For decades, America has been marching down the road toward socialism as well.  Under Barack Obama, gun owners were so concerned about the threat to our fundamental rights that it pushed gun sales to unprecedented heights.  Here is more from Mac Slavo

Under Obama, background checks for guns reached 141.4 million through the end of May 2016, amounting to sales of about 52,600 a day, according to the FBI. Last year, the FBI conducted more than 23 million background checks, which are generally used to figure sales of new and used weapons.

The media and anti-gun liberals are one of the best things for the gun industry; the very industry they are so desperately trying to cripple.

It is absolutely imperative that we send more true conservatives to Congress in 2018, because we are literally in a battle for the soul of our nation.

If we continue on the road that we are currently on, eventually we will become another “failed socialist utopia” and our constitutional republic will be gone forever.

But that isn’t going to happen.  With Trump in the White House, this is our opportunity to take our government back, and future generations will look back on this moment in history as the key turning point.

Michael Snyder is a pro-Trump candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District.  If you would like to help him win on May 15th, you can donate online, by Paypal or by sending a check made out to “Michael Snyder for Congress” to P.O. Box 1136 – Bonners Ferry, ID 83805.  To learn more, please visit

Tell Us What You Think – Will More Gun Control Make America A Safer Place?

The left has decided that the great tragedy that we just witnessed down in Florida is an opportunity to try to grab our guns.  We are witnessing an all-out assault on the 2nd Amendment like we haven’t seen in decades, and this will undoubtedly be one of the most hotly debated issues as we head into the 2018 mid-term elections.  I will never compromise a single inch when it comes to the 2nd Amendment, but unfortunately not all politicians are willing to take the same stand.  In fact, some of my opponents publicly indicated that they were willing to compromise on gun issues even before the tragedy in Florida took place.  If you would like to help us win this race so that we can relentlessly stand up for your 2nd Amendment rights in Washington, here is how you can make a financial contribution…

Donate By Credit Card Online:

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Donate By Check: Make your check out to “Michael Snyder For Congress” and send it to the following address…

Michael Snyder For Congress
PO Box 1136
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

The 2nd Amendment says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed”.

Unfortunately, there has been a whole lot of infringing going on.

In this race for Congress, a couple of my opponents also say that they are “100% pro-gun”, but what they mean by that is very different from what I mean.

The status quo is not acceptable.  For decades, Democrats have been moving the ball forward on gun control whenever they are in power, and then Republicans pledge to keep them from going any further once they take control.  But the Republicans never go back and actually repeal the bad things that the Democrats put in place.

I believe that we need to repeal the major federal gun control laws that currently exist, and I am the only candidate in this race that has publicly taken that stand.

Keeping the Democrats from passing even more gun control laws is not enough.  We must get rid of all laws that are currently infringing our 2nd Amendment rights, and if you agree with me I would like to ask for your support.

We have just 80 days until May 15th, and this race for Congress is super close.  We have a great plan for pulling ahead in these last 80 days, but we haven’t raised all of the resources that we need to execute that plan.  Here is how you can help…

Donate By Credit Card Online:

Donate By Paypal:

Donate By Check: Make your check out to “Michael Snyder For Congress” and send it to the following address…

Michael Snyder For Congress
PO Box 1136
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

I live in north Idaho, and I sleep very well at night because I know that virtually everybody is armed.  If some thieves decided that it would be a good idea to start breaking into homes at night, they would have extremely short criminal careers.

Gun control is never the answer.  Just look at Chicago.  It has some of the toughest gun laws in the entire nation and yet murder and other forms of violent crime are completely out of control.

We need to send people to Washington that understand that there can never be any compromise when it comes to our 2nd Amendment rights.

If you live in Idaho, make sure that you get registered to vote.  If you are already registered, your local county clerk can help you with an application for an absentee ballot.

Of course most people will vote on May 15th, and it is imperative that we all mark that day on the calendar.

If we do not vote, we may wake up some day and find that our 2nd Amendment rights are gone for good.  The left is absolutely determined to destroy this country, and we are not going to allow that to happen.

In Liberty,

Michael Snyder

The Next 90 Days Will Determine Whether Michael Snyder Goes To Congress, And We Need A $50,000 Miracle

After everything, it is going to come down to the last 90 days.  Hundreds of you have already gotten involved in this campaign either as volunteers or donors, and we have shocked the Idaho political elite by becoming one of the leading contenders in this race.  But there is no prize for coming in second place.  On May 15th, the voters in Idaho’s first congressional district will make their choice, and we didn’t put our blood, sweat and tears into this thing to come in second or third.  As I write this, there are four candidates that still have a legitimate shot of winning, and we are one of the four.  Our numbers have been steadily improving, and it is an incredibly tight race.  We have a great plan for pulling ahead during the final three months, but we need more resources in order to implement it.  Some of the best political minds in Idaho are on our team, and we know exactly what we need to do, but in order to make our plan a reality we need a $50,000 miracle.  If you feel a prompting in your heart to help, here is the information that you will need…

Donate By Credit Card Online:

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Donate By Check: Make your check out to “Michael Snyder For Congress” and send it to the following address…

Michael Snyder For Congress
PO Box 1136
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

If 1,000 of my readers each donated $50 today, we would have everything we need to implement our plan for the rest of this election by tomorrow.

Unfortunately, if we don’t win this election it is going to be a major disaster for the Trump movement.  We don’t want to send someone to Washington that has publicly said that he “never” will support Donald Trump.  We don’t want to send someone to Washington that has publicly said that Donald Trump “can go straight to hell”.  And we definitely don’t want to send someone to Washington that voted against Donald Trump and that has literally surrounded himself with “never Trumpers”.

At first I didn’t fully understand why the Lord moved me in this direction, but now it has become exceedingly clear that there are no other acceptable options in this race.  Trump voters all over the district are pouring into our campaign, but there are still hundreds of thousands more voters that we need to reach with our message.

We are hoping that President Trump himself will come out to Idaho and make an appearance in support of our campaign.  If you would like to see this happen, there is something that you can do to help us.

We are encouraging all of our supporters to write to President Trump.  Please let him know that we would love to have him come out to Idaho and help get out the vote for our campaign.  If you would like to lend your hand to the effort, you can find the information for contacting the White House right here…

You can also contact the Trump team on Trump’s social media accounts…



If hundreds of you make your voices heard, it will make a huge difference.  And if we can get President Trump to make even a brief appearance on behalf of our campaign, that would almost certainly be enough to get us the victory.

Last week we had a very successful visit to central Idaho, and this week we will be down in south Idaho once again.  Everywhere we go the response to our campaign has been overwhelmingly positive, and we won the most recent KIDO online survey by a wide margin.

But a couple of our opponents have raised a bit more money than us, and we must close that gap.  We cannot allow a RINO to steal this seat by simply outspending us.

Have you ever seen an Olympic athlete run out of gas and blow a lead at the very end of a long race?  Well, we definitely do not want that to happen to us.  Throughout the second half of 2017 we worked incredibly hard in order to put ourselves into a position to win this thing, and now this is the big final push.  Fundraising is down from last quarter, but now is the time when we actually need it the most.

If you would like to see us win this race for Congress, please consider donating to the campaign.  We literally need a miracle, and you can be part of that miracle by making a contribution today…

Donate By Credit Card Online:

Donate By Paypal:

Donate By Check: Make your check out to “Michael Snyder For Congress” and send it to the following address…

Michael Snyder For Congress
PO Box 1136
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

I would like to thank everyone that has gotten involved in the campaign so far.  What we have already accomplished is a major miracle, and we have already completely shocked the Idaho political establishment.

But coming in second or third is not good enough, and in order to win on May 15th we have got to give it everything that we have got over the next 3 months.

In Liberty,

Michael Snyder

Michael Snyder’s Campaign For Congress Has Just Received Two More Major Endorsements

There are less than 100 days to go until the primary on May 15th, and our campaign just continues to pick up more momentum.  We just received two more major endorsements, and more extraordinary people are joining the campaign with each passing day.  If you would like to join the team, you can find our volunteer page right here and our online donation page right here.  Earlier this evening we learned that we have officially been endorsed by Vote Team Trump, and we are extremely excited about that.  Those involved in the Trump movement all around the country are recognizing that this extremely close race here in Idaho is one of the most critical Republican primaries.  One of my main opponents has publicly stated that Donald Trump “can go straight to hell”, and if he wins this open seat it will be an absolute disaster for the Trump movement.

But we are not going to allow that to happen.  Our campaign is absolutely surging, and now we have the support of Vote Team Trump.  If you are not familiar with Vote Team Trump, here is a little bit about them from their official website is the official web site of the Vote Team Trump movement. We are not an organization, corporation, retailer, or reseller. We do not accept financial resources or assets from anyone in exchange for any product or service. We are not affiliated with any political party or action committee.We are a variegated grassroots movement that utilizes personal finances, assets, time, and talent to inform the People of Trumpian candidates. Our one common bond is the Trumpian platform: deregulation and downsizing of the federal government, legal immigration, an end to political terrorism, American economy first, American energy independence, preservation of American history and culture, states’ rights, and the American Constitution.

This endorsement from Vote Team Trump comes immediately after being endorsed by the largest Tea Party group on Facebook.  With nearly 100,000 members nationally, it is a very powerful force on Facebook, and we believe that they will be able to move a significant number of votes in our direction.

When Idaho State Senator Dan Foreman endorsed our campaign a few weeks ago on the steps of the Idaho state capitol, that was a major turning point.  Senator Foreman is one of the top conservative voices in the entire state, and since that time conservatives all over the state have begun coalescing around our campaign.

With just over three months to go until election day, this is the time for the final big push.  Over half of all voters are still completely undecided in this very tight race, and we need to reach them before the other candidates do.  There is so much that needs to be done in the coming weeks, and at this moment we do not have the resources to do it all.  We very much need your help right now, and so I am asking all of my core supporters to consider contributing at least 25 dollars to our campaign this month.

Another key turning point was the first candidate debate in Coeur d’Alene a couple of weeks ago.  We were widely acclaimed as the big winners of that debate, and a number of conservatives that were impressed with our performance during that debate have come on board as new volunteers.  If you have not seen our highlights from that debate yet, you can view them in high quality on YouTube right here.  We absolutely fried the other candidates, and for a couple of them this candidate forum was immensely damaging to their campaigns.

Tomorrow we hit the campaign trail yet again, and if you live in central Idaho I hope that you will make plans to join us.  On Sunday the 11th, I will be speaking with voters in Potlatch, Idaho at 2 PM at the Scenic 6 depot.

On this trip we will also be making stops in Lewiston and Grangeville, and later this month we will be making an extended visit down to south Idaho.

If you believe in what we are trying to do, this is your opportunity to be involved in a major congressional campaign.  We need as many volunteers as possible, we desperately need more donors to step forward from all over the country, we need more help sharing the material on our official Facebook campaign page, and more than anything we need our prayer warriors to be interceding for us.

If every one of my regular readers were to donate 25 dollars today, we could literally stop raising money tomorrow and focus all of our energy on campaigning for the next 90 days.  With Donald Trump in the White House, this is our opportunity to take our government back.  For those of you that are not familiar with our campaign yet, the following are 28 key things that I stand for…

#1 A Pro-Trump Conservative – Donald Trump helped restore my faith in America by winning the 2016 election, and I will fight like mad to implement his agenda if I am elected to Congress.

#2 It’s Time To Drain The Swamp – The same rules that apply to the rest of us should also apply to Congress, and all federal officials should be banned from working as lobbyists for at least ten years after they leave government service.

#3 Restoring The Rule Of Law – For decades, the American people have watched professional politicians commit crime after crime and get away with it. It is time to restore the rule of law in this country, and a great place to begin would be with Hillary Clinton and her close associates. It will be a great day for America when they are finally put in prison for the rest of their lives.

#4 Every RINO Must Go – Way too many Republicans have been fighting Trump’s agenda and acting like Democrats. It is time to hold them accountable, and that means every ‘Republican in name only’ needs to go.

#5 Getting The Money Out Of Politics – As a new member of Congress, I would be expected to raise approximately $200,000 for the National Republican Congressional Committee. In order to “pay their dues”, every day that the House is in session members of Congress go to call centers across from the U.S. Capitol and spend up to four hours a day making calls back to their districts begging people to donate money. One of the things that makes me fundamentally different from my opponents is that I have pledged not to make these calls. Instead, I am going to spend my time in Washington doing the work that the people of Idaho sent me there to do.

#6 100% Pro-Life – No money for Planned Parenthood ever. Nearly 60 million babies have been murdered since 1973, and I am making an unbreakable pledge to vote against any bill that funds Planned Parenthood 100% of the time.

#7 100% Pro-Gun – The Constitution says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Let me be very clear – I will never back down from defending the Second Amendment even a single inch. You have a constitutional right to own any gun that you want, and you have a constitutional right to carry that gun anywhere that you want.

#8 Abolish The IRS & The Income Tax – We didn’t have an income tax from 1872 to 1913, and that was the greatest period of economic growth in U.S. history. As we fight a long-term battle to abolish the income tax, in the short-term we can at least go to a flat tax or a fair tax, both of which would be far superior to what we have now.

#9 Abolish The Federal Reserve – Since the Fed was created in 1913, we have had 18 recessions, the value of the U.S. dollar has fallen by about 98 percent, and the U.S. national debt has gotten more than 6000 times larger. Abolishing this debt-based system is one of the keys to a bright economic future for America.

#10 Cut Red Tape – As President Trump has proposed, two existing government regulations should be eliminated for every new regulation that is enacted.

#11 Getting Federal Bureaucrats Off Our Backs – I will work very hard to get federal control freaks off of the backs of our farmers, our loggers, our miners, our ranchers and our small business owners.

#12 Local Control Of Education – It is time to get the federal government out of the education business. I want to abolish Common Core and the Department of Education, and I want control over education to be as close to the local level as possible.

#13 Shut Down Big Brother Spying – Government agencies have been conducting unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens for decades, and that needs to stop now.

#14 True Limited Government – President Trump has proposed shutting down more than 60 different government programs and agencies. That would be a good start. Instead of asking which government agencies we should close, we should be asking which government agencies really need to remain open.

#15 100% Repeal Of Obamacare – Rapidly rising health insurance premiums are financially crippling Idaho families. Republicans in Congress have fumbled the ball, and we must repeal Obamacare immediately.

#16 Build The Wall – We need to make sure that everyone comes into this country through the front door. We must end illegal immigration, and so I support President Trump’s call to build a wall on the southern border.

#17 End Sanctuary Cities – President Trump has proposed cutting off all federal funding for so-called “sanctuary cities”, and I will fight very hard to get this done.

#18 Supporting Our Veterans – My father is a vet, and I will work passionately to make sure that our veterans receive the respect, care and support that they deserve.

#19 Fighting Islamic Terror – I fully support President Trump’s fight against ISIS, and I will push for legislation that would give local communities all over America the option to say no to refugees from terrorist hotbeds.

#20 Stopping Reckless Government Spending – We are 20 trillion dollars in debt and we continue to steal more than 100 million dollars from future generations every single hour of every single day.

#21 Bringing Jobs Back To America – The U.S. has lost more than 70,000 factories since China joined the WTO in 2001. Our formerly great manufacturing cities now look like war zones, and we desperately need to start making things in this country once again.

#22 Energy Independence – The United States has abundant reserves of oil, natural gas and clean coal, and we need to take the regulatory shackles off of the energy industry so that we can start moving toward energy independence.

#23 Resisting The Globalists – We must reduce the power and influence of the United Nations, and we must strongly fight all attempts by the globalists to erode American sovereignty.

#24 Supporting States Rights – It is almost as if the 10th Amendment doesn’t even exist today. If I am elected, this is what his message to the feds will be: ‘Hand over the keys and get out of Idaho’.

#25 Health Freedom – I believe that the government should be encouraging natural health remedies instead of discouraging them, I believe that parents should always make the health decisions for their own children, and I believe that we desperately need to clean up our air, our water and our food.

#26 Removing The Wolves – Under Bill Clinton, Canadian gray wolves were brought to Idaho. These wolves travel in packs and are killing machines. I am 100% committed to removing these wolves from our state.

#27 Holding Judges Accountable – Federal judges that disregard the U.S. Constitution and that choose to legislate from the bench should be subject to impeachment.

#28 An Unashamed Christian – Like President Trump, I am not ashamed to say that I am a Bible-believing Christian, and if we truly want to make America great again we need to return to the values and principles that this nation was founded upon.

In the vast majority of the races for the House and the Senate around the country, we already know who is going to win.

Our race is one of the very few races that is completely undecided, and if we all pull together we can win this thing.

Please help us if you can.  Our numbers are surging, and to continue that surge we need to get our message to the more than 400,000 registered voters in this district within the next three months.  We have a very clear path to victory, but we must raise the resources that we need in order to execute our gameplan.

I would like to thank everyone that has already joined our team.  Because of you, we have already shaken the world of Idaho politics to the core.  If we ultimately pull out this victory, it will be the biggest shock in the history of Idaho politics, but it won’t be a surprise to us.

The Trump movement is all about winning, and we are going to win races all over the nation in 2018.

In Liberty,

Michael Snyder
Pro-Trump Candidate For Congress

The Leftists In The Idaho Media Freak Out As They Start To Realize That We Could Actually Win This Race For Congress

We figured that this was coming at some point.  We knew that as soon as the leftists in the Idaho media figured out that our numbers were surging they would bring out the claws.  And just like with Trump, they have completely discarded any pretense of being fair and objective.  A few days ago, an article by Chris Carlson was published in the Coeur d’Alene Press entitled “Will 1st District voters ever learn?”  It was supposed to be an article about the first candidate debate, but it ended up being a hit piece almost all about me.  If you have not watched the first debate yet, you can find the entire thing in very high quality video right here.  We were widely proclaimed to be the big winners of that debate, and now the other campaigns and the liberal media are totally freaking out.  Just like with Trump, they are all coming after us, and so we need your help more than ever.

If our campaign was irrelevant, they wouldn’t even waste their time attacking us.  So the fact that the liberal media is so determined to stop us is actually a very good sign.

But they could have at least gotten my name correct.  I haven’t used “Mike Snyder” in any setting for over a decade, and yet that is how this hit piece in the Coeur d’Alene Press identified me

Of the three pandering to the far right the worst was Mike Snyder from Bonners Ferry. He is the living definition of a demagogue. He began his introduction by shouting “how many of you out there believe Hillary Clinton ought to be in jail?” Two thirds of the audience raised their hands, but one brave person shouted loudly “no.” “How many of you believe Robert Mueller should be fired?” Again, two thirds of the hands went up.

“How many of you believe the Federal Reserve Bank should be abolished?” Again two-thirds of the hands raised. Utterly unbelievable there are that many folks who get suckered by such rhetoric and not only don’t trust government, but hate all levels.

No, we do not hate government at all.  In fact, I love the very limited federal government that our forefathers originally established.  We need to get back to that constitutional framework, but that kind of talk is absolute heresy to big government liberals.

Another thing that is getting under the skin of the liberal media is the fact that I am pledging never to vote for any bill that gives funding to Planned Parenthood.  Here is more from the CDA Press hit piece

Snyder continued his pandering by shouting that he would vote against any bill that contained as little as one penny for Planned Parenthood.

And I definitely did not shout.  It is just that the other candidates were so lifeless that anyone with even an ounce of passion or energy would have seemed a bit out of place in that setting.

I am not ashamed to be passionate about saving the unborn, and if you want to send a strong pro-life advocate to Washington please help us win on May 15th.  Nobody in this race is going to fight for the unborn like I will.

Another thing that greatly irritated Chris Carlson was the fact that I accused John McCain and Jeff Flake of being RINOs

Later, he implored the audience to drive the RINOs out of the Republican party and he accused Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake of being RINOs.

In this case, I am guilty as charged.

John McCain is a major RINO, and he has got to go.

And I am so glad that Jeff Flake is not pursuing another term, because he has been a complete and utter disgrace to his party, his state and his country.

Near the end of the article, Carlson rated the performance of all of the candidates at the forum on a scale from 1 to 10.  The liberal candidates got the highest scores, and the conservative candidates received the lowest scores.  So in a really twisted way, Carlson actually told conservatives exactly who they should be voting for

Leroy’s experience separated him from Malek and Perry. His answers were more specific and his knowledge of the issues deeper. If grading the top three on a scale of one to 10, I’d give Leroy an 8, Malek a 6 and Perry a 5. On the other side, Henderson gets 3, Fulcher a 2 and Snyder a 0.

This is what we are up against guys.

I never said this would be easy, but the good news is that our numbers are surging.  This race continues to tighten up, and well over half of all voters are still completely undecided.

This race is going to be decided between right now and May 15th, and we desperately need more fuel in the tank.  We know exactly what we need to do in order to win this race, and I would share some of that strategy with all of you here, but unfortunately we also know that spies from the other campaigns read these articles.

The bad news is that we do not currently have the resources to do everything that needs to be done in order to win, and so I am asking for your help.  A PAC that spent more than 7 million dollars trying to keep Donald Trump out of the White House has started to bundle contributions from donors and pour them into the campaign of one of my main opponents, and that is a major threat.  If we want to win this thing, we need to try to keep pace with that kind of fundraising, and so I am asking all of my readers to consider donating at least 50 dollars today.

We don’t have to raise more money than the other guys in order to win, but we need to be at least on the same playing field.  We have the most conservative campaign, we have the best message, and we have the power of the Trump movement behind us.

Our campaign is the one that is currently surging, and that is why the elite here in Idaho are freaking out.  Just like with Trump, they don’t want us to succeed, but we are going to win this election anyway.

Is Michael Snyder The Most Pro-Trump Candidate For Congress In The Entire Country?

The 2018 mid-term elections are going to be all about Donald Trump, and Republican candidates all over the nation need to make it clear where they stand.  Either you are with Trump and want to support his agenda, or you are running for Congress for some other reason.  Personally, I am making it exceedingly clear where I stand.  My new campaign signs have “Vote Pro-Trump” emblazoned right across the top, and the first thing that visitors to my campaign website see is a pro-Trump slogan.  Trump supporters all over Idaho are pouring into our campaign, and many of them are extremely enthusiastic.  In fact, one of our supporters made some incredibly funny modifications to our new campaign sign, and you can see his work right here.  When Meranda saw that, she literally couldn’t stop laughing.  And without a doubt that meme is quite over the top, but it just illustrates how people are feeling about our campaign.

I believe that any Republican that is running for Congress should be unashamedly pro-Trump, and I don’t understand those that are trying to distance themselves from the president.  Here in Idaho, a number of my opponents have absolutely no intention of helping Donald Trump once they get into office, and that is why it is so imperative that we win this race.  With less than four months to go, the numbers tell us that it is an extremely close race and up to two-thirds of the voters are still completely undecided.  We need your financial support to help reach those undecided voters, and if you would like to help, you can donate online right here.

There are some that are now calling me “the most pro-Trump candidate for Congress in America”, and it is a title that I am fully embracing.  I certainly don’t mean any disrespect to any of the other pro-Trump candidates that are running around the nation, and I hope that I end up having a lot of competition for that title.  We need to get President Trump as much help in Congress as possible, and I have been very open about the fact that I want to be Donald Trump’s best friend in Congress once I get there.

In just a few hours I will be getting on a plane.  I will be heading back down to south Idaho for yet another campaign trip, and we have a major campaign announcement tomorrow morning.

I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but let me just say that this is going to be huge.  We will be holding a press conference on the steps of the state capitol building in Boise at 9 AM on Wednesday morning.  If it is raining, we will move things inside, but at this point the forecast looks good.  Supporters from all over south Idaho will be there, and if you are free I would love for you to join us.

In addition, the first major candidate debate will be held on January 28th. It will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library from 1 PM to 3 PM, but we are encouraging our supporters to get there early because the good seating will go fast.  You can find more details about the event right here.

At this point, we pretty much know who is going to win about 90 percent of the races for the House and the Senate around the country.  We need to focus on the races that are still up for grabs, and my race is one of those.

Raul Labrador is moving on to run for governor, and so there is no incumbent in my race.  There are six people running to fill that seat, and the numbers tell us that name recognition for all of the candidates is extremely low with less than four months to go until May 15th.

If we can even get up to 30 percent cold name recognition, we win.  Right now the numbers tell us that we are about to pass several of the more established candidates in name recognition, and we have won the two most recent KIDO online polls by a very wide margin.  We need to get our message to more than 400,000 registered voters over the next four months if we want to win this thing, and we desperately need more resources.

We need to print up more signs, more brochures, more mailers and more bumper stickers.  Demand for campaign materials continues to grow, and that is a great problem to have.  On our official campaign website, you can donate via credit card, Paypal or by mailing us a check.  This is a practical way that you can contribute to the effort to take our government back.

If you live in Idaho, this is crunch time.  We need more volunteers, because the big push is right ahead of us.  If you would like to volunteer, you can find our online form right here.  I have been absolutely amazed at the incredible people that God has brought into this campaign, and it is a privilege just to get to spend time with this very special group.  If you want to get to know some of the most remarkable people that you have ever come across in your entire life, come and join us.

If you would like to keep up with the latest news from the campaign, the best way to do that is by regularly visiting our official Facebook campaign page.  We literally update it several times per day, and the latest updates will be posted there first.

When you stop by the page, please like, share and comment on the material that we post.  When people start engaging with our material, it sends a signal to Facebook that they should start showing it to more people.  And so when you like, share and comment, it helps get our message out to more potential voters.

And one thing that we want Trump voters all over the nation to understand is that the best way that they can support Trump right now is to support pro-Trump candidates for Congress.  Because our district is so heavily Republican, whoever wins the primary on May 15th is going to be the next member of Congress from this district.  And once someone gets in, it is nearly impossible to vote a Republican incumbent out in Idaho.

So the destiny of this seat in Congress for the next 20 years could be decided less than four months from now, and if we want a pro-Trump candidate to fill that seat we have got to win this campaign.

If you stand with President Trump, please prayerfully consider supporting us financially.  We desperately need more fuel in the tank, and even though we are winning the online polls, a couple of my opponents have built a little bit of a lead in fundraising.

You can help us close that gap by donating today.  The 2018 mid-term elections are the most important mid-term elections in modern American history, and the fate of the Trump movement hangs in the balance.

The future of our country is worth fighting for, and the decisions that we make now will determine what kind of a nation this will be for our children and our grandchildren.

In Liberty,

Michael Snyder

Amazing Things Are Happening For Michael Snyder’s Campaign For Congress!

Yesterday I got back from the best campaign trip down south that we have had so far.  It has been difficult for me to get to sleep these days, because I am incredibly fired up about the tremendous momentum that is building for our campaign.  I am so thankful for those of you that have been donating and volunteering, because without you none of this would be possible.  I thought that I was going to have to run as a “political outsider”, but so many members of the Idaho state legislature are now very enthusiastic about what we are trying to do.  In fact, our campaign was just officially endorsed by Senator Dan Foreman.  Dan is one of the top conservative voices in the entire state of Idaho, and to have him on our side is a major breakthrough.

If you are not familiar with Senator Foreman, the following are three short quotes from his Wikipedia entry

-“Daniel D. Foreman (born 1953) is a Republican member of the Idaho Senate. He represents the 5th district, which covers parts of Benewah and Latah counties.”

-“Foreman graduated from Bradley University in 1975. He served in the United States Air Force for 30 years, and later as a police officer with the Moscow Police Department.”

-“Foreman introduced several bills to the legislature during his first weeks in office, including one that would “classify abortion as first-degree murder — for the mother, as well as the doctor who performs the operation — except in cases where the mother’s life is endangered.” He also introduced a bill that would reduce Idaho’s sales tax from 6% to 5%, as well as two other tax bills.”

Senator Foreman is the “real deal”, and to have him endorse our campaign is a major league gamechanger.

Over the next four months I am going to spend a lot of time in Senator Foreman’s area and the rest of the district as well.  If we want to win this thing, I have got to hit the campaign trail incredibly hard, and unfortunately traveling is not cheap.  If you would like to help us with our campaign travel costs, I very much encourage you to consider donating to the campaign.  If you would like to donate online, you can do so right here

During my trip down south, I was also interviewed by Idaho Education News.  They are not conservatives over there, and so I was quite concerned about how the article would turn out.  Fortunately, the article turned out great and the thousands of people that will read it will learn that I am a “100 percent supporter of President Trump”.  If you would like to check out the article, you can find it here.

On top of everything else, I was able to get interviews with the two biggest political talk radio hosts in the entire state of Idaho on the same day.  On Thursday I was interviewed by Nate Shelman in the afternoon, but it was my interview with Kevin Miller in the morning that had conservatives buzzing all over the district.  If you have not seen that interview yet, you can find it right here

Please share this video as widely as possible, because Kevin Miller is greatly respected by the conservative community here in Idaho.

We did several other events while we were down there, and a whole bunch more people indicated that they want to get involved in the campaign.

This is actually happening guys – we are actually on the verge of becoming the next member of Congress from Idaho’s first congressional district.  But there are five other candidates in this race, and the primary is only four months away.  We need your help more than ever, because without you we would never have enough resources to get across the finish line.  If you believe in what we are trying to do, please help us today

More than anything else, we need your prayers.  We are in a full out sprint to election day, and we are doing our very best to work harder than everyone else.  It is a grueling process, but we have got to put everything into this effort if we want to win.

I cannot thank all of you enough for all that you have done so far.  You guys believed in me when nobody else did.  At first the “political experts” here in Idaho didn’t think that we had a chance, but now they are starting to change their tune in a major way.

Four months from now, we are going to shock the entire country when we win this thing.  But in order for that to happen, we need your help.  We have a brief window of opportunity to take our government back, and we desperately need more good people in Congress.  If you have followed my work for a long time, please help us with this endeavor.

Every generation of Americans has had to stand up for the cause of liberty, and now it is our turn.  We must not abandon our Republic when it needs us the most, and I pray that you will decide to join our cause.

Our Most Important Campaign Deadline So Far Is Here – And Here Is The Shocking Reason I Am Not Asking For Any Money

The most important deadline that we have faced so far is at midnight on Sunday, but I am not going to ask you for any money.  I just want to say thank you to everyone that has donated, volunteered and prayed over the past six months.  Without all of your efforts, it would have been impossible for us to be within striking distance of victory here in Idaho’s first congressional district with just a little more than four months to go until election day.  When I first announced that I would be running, many people told me that it would be impossible for a political outsider to win in this district, but we are proving the naysayers wrong.  We are so far ahead of where we thought that we would be at this point, and our opponents are literally freaking out over how well we are doing.

As the December 31st deadline approaches, my opponents have been sending out email after email in a desperate scramble for money.  The reason why I know this is true is because we are on all of their email lists.

But I have decided that we are not going to do the same thing.  Yes, we need support just as badly as they do, but I am simply going to trust the Lord that the resources will come in.  We have already told our supporters what our needs are, and we are going to trust that the Lord will move in the hearts of those that are supposed to give.

The stakes in this race are exceedingly high.  As we look at the numbers, it appears likely that one particular opponent is likely to emerge victorious if I do not win next May.  If he wins, it will be a complete and utter disaster for the Trump movement.

This particular opponent fought to keep Donald Trump out of the White House, his campaign has repeatedly attacked my faith, and by lying over and over again he has demonstrated that he simply does not have the moral character to serve in Congress.

Members of Congress make decisions that affect every man, woman and child in the entire country, and if this particular individual wins this open seat, the swamp in Washington D.C. will get deeper, wider and much more icky.

So what can you do to help?  Well, what we need more than anything right now are volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer for the campaign, you can do so right here

There are ways to get involved no matter where you may live.  One of our top priorities right now is enlisting “social media warriors”.  Facebook and other social media websites are the marketplaces of today, and we need people that will help us spread our pro-Trump message online.

So what does a “social media warrior” actually do?  Well, first of all we need people to help us promote the material that we are constantly posting on our official campaign Facebook page.  If we can get a core group of people to visit the page daily and like, share and comment on the material that we post, that will make an enormous difference.

You see, when a Facebook post starts getting even just a few likes, shares and comments, Facebook’s algorithm notices that people are engaging with that particular piece of content and begins showing it to even more people.

So if we could even get just 10 of you to like, share and comment on the material on our Facebook page on a daily basis, that could double or triple the number of voters here in Idaho that each item reaches.

Secondly, we need “social media warriors” that would be willing to serve as ambassadors for our campaign all over Facebook.  Over the next four months there will be endless debates about this campaign wherever Idaho politics is being discussed on Facebook, and we need representatives from our campaign engaging in those discussions.

Don’t worry – you don’t have to be an expert to do this.  You just need to know our basic positions on the issues, and you can find them right here and right here.  Wherever Idaho politics is being talked about, we want our people to be there to help share our pro-Trump message.

If you live in Idaho’s first congressional district, there is another way that you can help.  Starting this month, we are going to have teams go door to door passing out campaign material all over the district.  We have a very specific plan for doing this, and if you are interested we very much encourage you to attend one of our upcoming strategy sessions.  We will be holding one in northern Idaho, one in central Idaho and one in south Idaho, and please stay tuned to our campaign website for the date and location for each event.

More important than anything else I have just mentioned, we need prayer.  The Lord has been raising up intercessors from coast to coast, and one of the themes that keeps coming up over and over again is that this is a spiritual conflict.  Just like the presidential election, this is really shaping up to be a battle of good vs. evil, and there are times when I have really felt the strain.

So please pray for us.  This has been a very challenging race for both Meranda and I, and we truly had no idea how vicious and evil our opponents would be when we first got into this.  We value our reputations very, very highly, and for someone to make up lies about our faith and to drag our good names through the mud just to win an election is absolutely repugnant to everything that we stand for.

The good news is that the backlash against those that are dragging our names through the mud has been tremendous, and all of the garbage that has been thrown our direction has just made it more likely that we will win.

From this moment forward, it will be a mad sprint to the finish line on May 15th.  I would like every single one of you to be part of this team, and we have 17 different ways that you can get involved on our volunteer page.

The Lord has shown me that I cannot do this alone.  It is going to require a total team effort to win this thing, and if we all trust in Him and we all work together, then I truly believe that all things are possible.

In Liberty,

Michael Snyder

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