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 <a class="colorbox" rel="nofollow" Click to see the original article