It isn’t often that you get to see a seasoned politician completely melt down on live television. On Sunday evening, the last debate for the candidates running for Congress in Idaho’s first congressional district was held, and it was certainly a wild one. In the weeks leading up to the debate, voters all over Idaho had been heatedly debating whether to vote for Michael Snyder or Russ Fulcher all over social media, and both of us were positioned right in the center of the stage. Unfortunately for the Fulcher campaign, Russ delivered an absolutely disastrous performance. When reporter Betsy Russell asked Russ about the Mueller investigation, he responded by saying that “I haven’t even been following that closely”. If that wasn’t bad enough, he followed that up by admitting two more times that he had not been paying attention to the Mueller investigation. Needless to say, jaws dropped open all over the studio as Fulcher dropped this bombshell. The Mueller investigation has been the biggest news story in Congress for over a year, and Russ Fulcher never actually answered Betsy Russell’s question because as he openly confessed, he had not “been following that closely”. How can someone running for Congress not have a basic understanding of the most important issue that Congress has been dealing with? Throughout the debate the differences between Russ and myself were glaringly obvious, and if you have not seen it yet, you can watch the entire congressional debate right here…
I honestly do not know how Fulcher’s campaign can survive this absolutely nightmarish performance. A lot of people are comparing it to Rick Perry’s horrific performance during a presidential debate a number of years ago. We have had numerous people tell us that they are switching from Fulcher to #TeamSnyder after watching the debate, and that is why it is so important to get this debate out to as many voters as possible. Please share the link to the debate with everyone that you know, because if we could get every voter in the district to watch it we would win by a landslide.
Voting day is May 15th, but early voting has already begun. In fact, we are very much encouraging everyone to go out and vote today. To learn where early voting is happening in your county, contact your local county clerk. You can find a list of all of the county clerks right here. In many instances, early voting is being held at your local county courthouse.
Thanks to our big victory in the debate, our campaign has generated a tremendous amount of momentum. Please remember to go vote, and please tell everyone that you know to vote as soon as they can. It is being projected that voter turnout in this race may be under 20 percent, and so if we do a great job of getting voters to the polls we will definitely win this thing.
Once again I would like to thank all of the incredible people that have gotten involved and made our campaign possible, and if you would like to learn more about #TeamSnyder, please visit MichaelSnyderForCongress.com.
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 MichaelSnyderForCongress.com.
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.
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.
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.
-“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.
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.
Did you know that Idaho has the fastest growing population of any state in the entire country? I was very surprised when my friend Tom mentioned this, and I decided to go check it out for myself. And I found out that it is actually true. In particular, north Idaho is growing by leaps and bounds. It seems like half the people that I meet have moved into the area within the past 10 years, and most of them are coming from liberal hellholes such as California. People are sick and tired of leftist control freaks trying to micromanage every aspect of their lives, and so they are flocking to places such as north Idaho were people are still trying to live free.
As a result of all of this migration, Idaho has become one of the most conservative states in the entire nation. There are two congressional districts in Idaho, and right now the first congressional district is being represented by Raul Labrador. He is moving on to run for governor, and so we have a situation where there is an open seat.
I am one of the six people that are running to replace Raul Labrador, and this is the most wide open congressional race that I have seen in my entire life. The latest numbers that we have indicate that up to 70 percent of voters in this district are undecided. None of the candidates has very much name recognition or voter support at this point, and the Republican primary is less than five months away.
My team is working on a brand new strategy to get our message to the 800,000+ people living in this district much more effectively than the other candidates can, but at this moment some of the other candidates have been able to raise a little bit more money than we have. Our absolutely crucial December 31st FEC fundraising deadline is just 8 days away, and this is our last chance to make a good impression with Republicans on the national level. Unfortunately, the March 31st deadline is simply too close to the primary to matter. If you plan to help us with this campaign, we could really, really use your help right now…
Many have told us that they will write us big checks if we win the primary. But at that point it will be a done deal. This district is considered to be very, very safe for Republicans because it is so conservative, and so whoever wins the Republican primary will be the next member of Congress from this district.
We plan to launch the next phase of our campaign at the beginning of January, and from that point there will be just four and a half months until election day. Over that time we have to get our message to more than 800,000 people, and we can do it cheaper than the other guys can, but we are still going to need plenty of resources. I am asking everyone that is willing to stand with us to consider donating at this extremely critical time…
In the end, this race is going to be just like races all over the country in 2018. It is going to be a referendum on President Trump, and I am the pro-Trump option in this race.
Whoever is elected in this district is going to make decisions that affect every man, woman and child in the entire country once they get to Washington. Do you want this open seat to be filled by someone that is going to block President Trump’s agenda, or do you want someone that will fight like crazy to implement the Make America Great Again agenda? If you stand with President Trump, the best thing that you can do for Trump in 2018 is to support pro-Trump candidates for Congress such as myself…
Over the next four months I will write when I can, but I am going to be pouring everything that I have got into this campaign. It is going to be an immense sacrifice of time, energy, emotion and income, but there is no other choice. If one of the establishment candidates takes this open seat, it will be a major disaster.
I haven’t told you all what I have been going through behind the scenes. We are being brutally dragged through the mud behind closed doors, and one of the other candidates has viciously attacked my faith repeatedly.
There are certainly lines that must never be crossed in a campaign, and attacking someone’s faith is one of them. I am a Bible-believing Christian, and I won’t apologize for that.
I believe that good and decent people will have the last laugh in this case, and that the people of Idaho will choose to reject any candidate that attacks the faith of Bible-believing Christians.
The good news is that none of the other candidates is doing very well so far. Personally, I thought that a couple of them would be doing so much better, but they are blowing it.
That has given us time to get our act together, and we have needed it. Now we have a great plan to get our very simple message to more than 800,000 people over the next four months, and the only ingredient that we are missing is the resources that are necessary in order to execute that plan.
I will just be very honest and tell you that I need your help. We literally need a miracle, because we are way behind our goal for our fundraising deadline on December 31st, and over the next couple of months somehow we need to raise enough money to reach hundreds of thousands of undecided voters…
If someone else raises more money and does a better job of reaching the undecided voters, that could be the difference on election day.
But I do not believe that will happen. I believe that members of the Trump army all over the nation will rise up and form an unbeatable team behind pro-Trump candidates such as myself. Just like in November 2016, if we can activate all of the “deplorables” out there then there will be no way that we can lose.
The fate of the Trump movement is in our hands. For many years, I was convinced that we would never be able to wrestle control of the government away from the establishment, but Donald Trump pulled off a miracle. He was able to win the presidency, but the battle is far from over.
Now we must take Congress, and we are asking for your help. The future of this nation is literally hanging in the balance, and this is a battle that we cannot afford to lose.
Tonight, I am writing this from my little office where I have spent more time than anywhere else over the past six years. During the day, I can look out the window and see snow-capped mountain peaks all the way on the other side of the valley. Life is so simple and so beautiful here, and in my wildest dreams I never imagined that our nice, quiet life would be interrupted by a run for Congress. But then that fateful day in May arrived, and life hasn’t been the same for Meranda and I ever since.
Whoever ultimately wins this race is not just going to be making decisions that affect Idaho. The decisions that members of Congress make affect every man, woman and child in the entire country, and that means that whoever wins this race is going to be making decisions that have a direct impact on your life no matter where you live.
Unfortunately, if I don’t win this race someone really bad will almost certainly take this seat. For example, one of the leading candidates is currently a member of the state legislature, and he has a voting record that is so bad that it was once given an “F-“ grade by the Idaho Freedom Foundation.
Yes, you read that correctly.
I didn’t even know that you could get below an “F” grade. For the most recent session, his vote index score was 42.3 out of 100. This was the lowest score for any Republican, and there were actually only four Democrats that had a voting record that was as bad or worse than his.
The other member of the state legislature that has entered this race is almost nearly as bad. Her vote index score for the most recent session was 54.3, and she is widely known to be an extremely liberal Republican.
I once wondered why the Lord would lead me to enter this race, but now it is becoming crystal clear. If I don’t win, this seat will almost certainly be won by one of these RINOs, and we cannot allow that to happen.
December 31st is the most important financial deadline that our campaign is facing so far. Last week I explained that we desperately need to raise $30,000 by the end of December, and only a couple thousand dollars has come in so far. I know that most people are entirely focused on the holidays this time of the year, but I cannot stress hard enough how much we need your help right now. During the first three months of 2018, Republican organizations all over the country will decide who they are going to back in this race, and it is absolutely imperative that we have good numbers to report to them. If you would like to make a donation to the campaign, you can do so at this link…
Of the six candidates in this race, at this point we are projecting that we will come in either fourth or fifth in fundraising this quarter at our current pace.
That would be a disaster.
According to virtually every other measurement, we are absolutely crushing our competition in this race. We are reaching the most voters, we have more campaign website traffic than anyone else, we are destroying our opponents on social media, and we received more votes in the most recent online poll than all of the other candidates combined.
But if we don’t finish in the top three in fundraising this quarter, top Republicans on the national level aren’t going to care about any of that.
In fact, I know exactly what they are going to say to me when I talk to them.
They are going to say that I had a nice start, but that I wasn’t able to raise enough money to take it across the finish line.
This is literally our last chance to impress Republicans on the national level. The next report after this one won’t come out until just over a month before the election, and that will be way too late.
I need everyone that believes in this campaign to stand with us now. There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of people that have volunteered or donated so far, and we cannot let them down. If you would like to become a part of the team, you can donate online right here…
Earlier this evening, Meranda and I attended a celebration in town. Everyone there was so excited about our race for Congress, and that was very encouraging to see. At one point someone asked me for a yard sign, but I had to admit that we don’t have one to give him right now. Demand for campaign materials has been crazy, and we are starting to run out of just about everything.
So we need to print up more signs, more brochures and more mailers. More than 800,000 people live in this district, and we need to get our message to every single one of them if we hope to win.
Can you imagine how much it costs to reach 800,000 people?
Without your help, we are not going to be able to do that. Would you help us print the campaign materials that we desperately need? The donation limit per campaign cycle is $2,700 per person. That means that a husband and a wife can collectively donate $5,400. If just one couple was willing to help us at that level, we would be able to print up all of the materials that we currently need…
Right now we are actually offering a free bumper sticker to any voter in our district that wants one. It is a great way to spread the word about the campaign, and it doesn’t cost a lot to print them up. We are able to get things done much cheaper than other campaigns are able to, and I am blessed to be working with people that can stretch one dollar into four or five.
Even though a couple of the other campaigns have raised more money than us so far, nobody else can match what we are doing, and we want to take things to the next level. But we need resources in order to do that, and this is such a critical time.
Over the next few weeks, this race is really going to take shape. It is absolutely imperative that we are considered one of the leading contenders, and with your help we can get there.
I have been told that the only way that we can lose this race is if someone else raises much more money than us. So far, nobody in this race has been able to raise much money, and that has given us time to get our act together.
Fundraising is new to me, and I am sure that if I was willing to be dishonest that I could do so much better. All I know how to do is to tell you the truth and hope that you will support what we are trying to do.
This is our campaign, and we literally have people from coast to coast that are praying for us. Please pray for blessing, protection and that God’s will would be done. And if you would like to bless our campaign financially, we would greatly, greatly appreciate the help…
I wish that I could sit down with you in your living room and show you how close to victory we are. Things are looking so much brighter for our campaign than they were a couple of months ago, and we now have a campaign team that literally stretches from the very top county in the state to the very bottom county in the state.
But this is still very much a wide open race. Since Raul Labrador is running for governor, there is no incumbent, and there are six of us that are running to replace him. The numbers tell us that name recognition and voter support for the other five candidates is very low, and most voters are still in the “undecided” category.
We need to reach those undecided voters before the other guys are able to. We know exactly how to do that, and we just need the fuel in our tanks to be able to get that done. If you were ever going to give to the campaign, now is the time…
December 31st is the most important deadline that our campaign for Congress has faced so far. All over the country people will be watching to see how much money we raised in the fourth quarter, and a good result could mean lots of support and contributions from Republican organizations all over the country. But a bad result would be disastrous. The key will be to show that we raised more money during our second quarter than we did during our first quarter, and right now we are behind that pace. This time of the year people are so preoccupied with holiday preparations, and so many political campaigns go into “hibernation mode” until after the first of the year. But we cannot afford to do that, because what will happen over the next few weeks could be the deciding factor in whether we win or not next May. If we can raise $30,000 by December 31st we will be where we need to be, and if you would like to help you can do so right here…
We won the most recent online poll by a landslide, and it was wonderful to see such enthusiasm for our campaign, but the truth is that most voters here in Idaho are still undecided. Whoever reaches those undecided voters the best is likely to win, and we need resources in order to do that.
At this moment, nobody in this race has raised very much money at all, but a couple of my opponents have been raising more money than I have. So even though I am the most conservative candidate in this race and I have the best message by a very wide margin, there is a danger that they could do a better job of reaching the undecided voters by simply outspending me.
I very much need your help. If every one of my readers were to donate just $10 today, I could permanently stop raising funds for the campaign tomorrow, but so far only a very small fraction of my readers have responded. Even with such a small response, we are still on the same playing field as the other guys, but if more of you join the team we could pass them easily. Please help us this month, because we very much need it…
We have been working really hard, and we believe that we will have some game changing announcements in the coming weeks. That is all that I can really share right now. This campaign is a 24 hour endeavor, and there is one key member of the team that has literally been sleeping just a couple of hours a night for the past several weeks.
We are pouring our hearts and our souls into this thing, because we believe that fighting for our country is the right thing to do. A good friend told me today that I look tired, and I had to admit that I am actually quite exhausted. But the election is now just a little over five months away, and so we are in a mad sprint to the finish line.
If you appreciate what we are doing, please consider adding us to your gift list this December. When you give the gift of liberty, you are doing something far more meaningful than giving someone a fruitcake or an ugly holiday sweater that they will never use. If you would like to send us some desperately needed help, you can find everything that you need at this link…
This campaign has been such a walk of faith for all of us. We are putting immense amounts of time, effort and energy into this campaign, and we don’t know if the resources that we need are going to be there in the end. We are just trusting that our Father will move in the hearts of our supporters to send us what we need when it is time. Our reputations are on the line, and there have been times when it has looked like we could fall flat on our faces, but God keeps doing little miracle after little miracle.
The next three weeks are going to tell us a lot. During this time we are going to be meeting with some of the most important Republicans in the entire nation, and it is absolutely imperative that we have some good news to share with them. We just can’t show up with a bunch of happy talk and hope to persuade these individuals that they should get involved in the campaign. We must have some good numbers to show them, and so that is why I am pleading for your help tonight…
I have said it before, but now this is more true than ever – it is do or die time for our campaign. This campaign belongs to every single one of you that has volunteered, donated, promoted the material on our campaign Facebook page or has emailed friends and family about what we are trying to do. Everyone that has gotten involved is invested in the outcome of this campaign, and after all of the sacrifices that so many of you have made, I feel such a duty to work harder than I have ever worked before all the way through election day on May 15th.
Tonight I am so exhausted that I didn’t really want to sit down and write a campaign update. But I must keep going, because there is no way that I am going to let down the others that have sacrificed so much for the team. Just recently, a precious friend of mine that lives in another state sent a 5 dollar bill to help our campaign. In a note she explained that she was retired and was living on an extremely limited income, but she very much wanted to do something to help our efforts. That note pierced my heart, and it redoubled my determination not to let anyone down. Even if you can only give just a single dollar that makes you part of the team, and if you would like to become part of what we are doing you can do so at this link…
I can’t promise you that we will win, but I can promise you that we are going to work like mad all the way through May 15th. Some of the best political minds and most influential conservatives in the entire state are on our side, and we are gaining more momentum with each passing day.
I believe that we are on the verge of some major breakthroughs, and I believe that we will have some extremely exciting news to share with you very soon.
But for now please keep praying and please keep spreading the word about our campaign. Our efforts are making a huge difference, and in just a few months we are going to shock the entire country with how well we do on election day.
Wouldn’t it be great if Congress was absolutely packed with strong constitutional conservatives that consistently fought for true conservative values? It has been said that our government is a reflection of who we are as a people, and the only way that we are going to take our government back is if we fight for it. I have talked to so many conservatives that are sick and tired of being betrayed by “Republicans in name only” over and over again, but the only way that we are going to break this cycle is if good people start running and if we get behind them. Personally, I am in a very tight race in Idaho’s first congressional district, and the only way that I can win is if it is a total team effort. There is no way that I can do this alone, and fortunately we have had some absolutely extraordinary people get involved in the campaign as volunteers. But if you don’t have the time to serve as a volunteer, you can still contribute to the campaign in other ways. Today we are launching our “2016 Money Bomb”, and the deadline for participating is November 30th. If you would like to donate, you can do so here…
Our first tier goal for the money bomb is $4,500, which will help us cover the cost of desperately needed campaign materials. The good news is that there is an overwhelming demand for campaign materials all over the district, but now we are running low on almost everything. Our county chairs are telling us that they need more signs, more bumper stickers and more brochures, and we are working hard to get them everything that they need.
Our second tier goal for the money bomb is $15,000, which will help us get our message directly to the voters. Thanks to cutting edge voter outreach technology, we can reach voters much more cheaply than my opponents can. For just $17, we can get our message out to 200 voters or more, and every vote is going to count in this very tight race. Our goal is 50,000 votes, and if we reach that goal we are definitely going to win this election.
Our third tier goal for the money bomb is $25,000, and if we hit that goal we are going to be able to create an unbelievable amount of momentum for our campaign. None of my five opponents has raised very much money yet, and if we can raise $25,000 during our “2016 Money Bomb”, that is going to be a gamechanger.
One of the things that we need resources for is to create higher quality videos. If you want to get an idea of what we have done so far, check out this YouTube video…
This kind of raw video is really resonating with voters, but we can do so much better. We just need help to get there.
Previously, I never understood why politicians seemed to be fundraising all the time. I always figured that they should be spending their time in more productive ways, but now that I am immersed in this campaign I understand. In order to turn this country around, we have got to get our message out to the voters, and the only way that we can get our message out to the voters is if we have the resources to do it.
A lot of people out there don’t understand that we don’t just vote at the voting box. We vote with our dollars too, and right now Democrats and establishment Republicans are giving millions upon millions of dollars to their candidates for the 2018 elections.
If we are going to get back to the U.S. Constitution and restore our liberties and freedoms, we have got to fight fire with fire. We can’t sit back and wait for someone else to take action, because that is what way too many true conservatives have been doing for decades. The other side wants us to believe that it is hopeless and that we can never change the system. But I believe that we can make dramatic changes if we will just work together.
If every one of my readers donated just $10 to the campaign, we would raise more money than all of the other candidates combined and it would be virtually impossible for any of them to win.
Most of us don’t think twice about spending ten dollars at a fast food place for lunch, and so why wouldn’t we invest at least that much in saving the country?
This is our campaign, because we are all in this together. Everyone that has volunteered, donated or contributed in some other way is invested in this campaign, and we need more help. We are literally in a struggle for what the future of this country is going to look like for our children and our grandchildren, and if you would like to join our efforts you can do so right here…
I am going to keep fighting for America as hard as I can every single day, and I am praying for more people to rally to our cause. If you haven’t already done so, please read over the following 22 points and prayerfully consider getting involved in our campaign…
#1 A Pro-Trump Christian Conservative – Michael is the most conservative candidate in this race, and he is proud to stand with President Trump.
#2 It’s Time To Drain The Swamp – The same rules that apply to the rest of us should also apply to Congress, and Michael is going to fight hard to clean up the corruption in Washington.
#3 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.
#4 100% Pro-Life – No money for Planned Parenthood ever. Nearly 60 million babies have been murdered since 1973, and Michael is making an unbreakable pledge to vote against any bill that funds Planned Parenthood 100% of the time.
#5 100% Pro-Gun – The Constitution says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Michael believes that every American has a constitutional right to carry a gun, and he will never back down from defending the Second Amendment even a single inch.
#6 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.
#7 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.
#8 Getting Federal Bureaucrats Off Our Backs – Michael will work to get the federal government off of the backs of our farmers, our loggers, our miners, our ranchers and our small business owners.
#9 Local Control Of Education – It is time to get the federal government out of the education business. Michael wants to abolish Common Core and the Department of Education, and he wants control over education to be as close to the local level as possible.
#10 Shut Down Big Brother Spying – Government agencies have been conducting unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens for decades, and that needs to stop now.
#11 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.
#12 100% 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.
#13 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 Michael supports President Trump’s call to build a wall on the southern border.
#14 Supporting Our Veterans – Michael’s father is a vet, and Michael will work passionately to make sure that our veterans receive the respect, care and support that they deserve.
#15 Fighting Islamic Terror – Michael fully supports the fight against ISIS, and he will push for legislation that would give local communities all over America the option to say no to refugees from terrorist hotbeds.
#16 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.
#17 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.
#18 Resisting The Globalists – We must strongly fight all attempts by the globalists to erode American sovereignty.
#19 Supporting States Rights – It is almost as if the 10th Amendment doesn’t even exist today. If Michael is elected, this is what his message to the feds will be: ‘Hand over the keys and get out of Idaho’.
#20 Removing The Wolves – Under Bill Clinton, Canadian gray wolves were brought to Idaho. These wolves travel in packs and are killing machines. Michael is 100% committed to removing these wolves from our state.
#21 Holding Judges Accountable – Federal judges that disregard the U.S. Constitution and that choose to legislate from the bench should be subject to impeachment.
#22 An Unashamed Christian – Michael is not ashamed to say that he is 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.
Is this the kind of platform that you can get behind?
If I win, this is only going to be just the beginning. We have already been talking about a national effort to help true conservative candidates win races all around the country. It won’t be easy, but I believe that if we all work together that we can take our government back.
But first we need to win this election, and right now it is a totally wide open race. If you would like to help, here are three immediate ways that you can do so…
1. We need an army of fundraisers – We need people all across America to help us bring in resources for this campaign. Even if you just want to help with mailings, we can get you started right away. Just contact us on our volunteer page and we will guide you through exactly what needs to be done.
2. We need an army of “social media warriors” – Social media is a key battleground for this campaign, and we need a whole host of people from all over the nation to get involved. If you only have a small amount of time, you can greatly help us by liking, sharing and commenting on the material on our official Facebook campaign page on a daily basis. Beyond that, there is so much to be done, and if you want to get involved please contact us.
3. We need more financial contributors – Democrats tend to recruit volunteers easily because many of their supporters tend to have a lot of “free time” on their hands. But conservatives are usually hard at work trying to make a living, and so many of our supporters simply don’t have that much time to put into political campaigns. If you can’t volunteer, you can still be a huge part of what we are doing by becoming a donor…
I want to thank everyone out there that has already been praying, volunteering and contributing. This is a total team effort, and I am so thankful that this campaign has brought us all together.
We now have less than 6 months to go before election day on May 15th, and it is going to be a mad sprint to the finish line. If everybody gets involved, there is no way that we can lose, and so I am asking for your help today.
On November 8th, 2016 we witnessed the greatest miracle in the history of American politics. Leading up to election day, virtually all of the experts were boldly assuring us that Hillary Clinton would be the next president of the United States. Personally, I was quite alarmed about what a Hillary Clinton presidency would mean, because Clinton’s vindictiveness is legendary and my anti-Clinton articles had been seen by millions of people. When Trump shocked the world by winning the election, it was like an entirely new day had just dawned in America. If Donald Trump could become president of the United States, literally anything was possible.
President Trump has been visiting Asia this week, but on Wednesday he took a few moments to thank those that voted for him last November…
President Trump marked the anniversary of his 2016 presidential election win by remembering the “deplorables.”
“Congratulations to all of the ‘DEPLORABLES’ and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory!” he tweeted Wednesday, featuring a photo of him and some of his aides aboard Air Force Once.
It has been 12 months, but it is still hard to grasp what happened on that historic night. Nobody in the mainstream media seemed to believe that Trump had a chance, and his shock victory took almost the entire nation by surprise. The following is an extended excerpt from an article that I published on the day after Trump’s victory entitled “Do You Believe In Miracles?”…
After it was all over, I kind of stumbled around my home lost in my thoughts. I was happy, confused, hopeful, stunned and pensive all at the same time. Like so many others, what I thought I knew about politics turned out to be wrong. But in other ways, the election of Donald Trump has confirmed so much of what I know to be right about America.
Ultimately, it was the American people that decided this election, because the elite were doing their best to absolutely bury him.
Never before has the mainstream media been so openly biased against a major party presidential candidate. For months on end they dumped sewage on Trump, but it didn’t work.
Never before has a major party presidential candidate faced a civil war in his own party on the eve of the election. A whole host of big names in the Republican Party publicly announced that they would not vote for Trump, but it didn’t work.
Never before have we seen a bigger October surprise than the lewd tape from 11 year ago that came out and shocked the world. That would have instantly killed the campaign of any normal politician, but it didn’t kill Trump’s campaign.
From the very beginning it seemed like Trump was at war with almost everyone, and somehow he came out on top in the end.
He beat the Bushes and the Clintons.
He beat the Republicans and the Democrats.
He beat Hollywood and the mainstream media.
He beat the pollsters and the pundits.
He beat the never-Trumpers and the billionaire donors.
He beat Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Jay Z, Beyonce, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Lebron James.
He beat the forces of globalism, elitism and political correctness.
He beat CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and Barack Obama.
He beat them all.
Millions of us that had worked so hard to get Trump elected were absolutely jubilant, but of course there were millions of others that were bitterly disappointed. If you want to take a walk down memory lane, watch this YouTube video that shows a whole host of liberal talking heads melting down in the aftermath of Trump’s win. They also knew that something had just fundamentally changed in America, and they were not happy about it at all.
Sadly, many Republican politicians have still not embraced Trump, and that is a huge mistake.
“Republican Swamp Thing Gillespie Rejected,” Bannon’s Breitbart News declared in a headline.
Gillespie “did not embrace me or what I stand for,” Trump tweeted from Asia.
The rush to destroy Gillespie — who borrowed some tactics from Trump but kept his distance from the president — points to an escalating fight within the party over whether candidates are better off courting Trump and his loyal base or keeping them at arm’s length.