Howdy, All. This is the 1st of many LaRocco for U.S. Senate Campaign entries here on RSR. We are pumped to be here and are very excited about 2008 and the U.S. Senate race in Idaho.
We are all experiencing the changing political winds in Idaho. From Boise Mayor Dave Bieter being re-elected with 64% to every single county in Idaho holding a Democratic Caucus on Super Tuesday to the Frank Church Banquet selling out. Idaho is involved in the national momentum! Change is evident everywhere!
We have many exciting events planned for the year ahead, including a recently announced March 2nd reception with Senator Jon Tester in Coeur d’Alene. For more information or to RSVP, please call our toll-free number 1-877-LARY4ID (1-877-527-9443) or email us.
Larry held a press conference on Tuesday at the Hollywood Market in Boise announcing the launch of a radio ad criticizing Jim Risch on his 20% sales tax increase. There, Larry said, “Jim Risch promised to never support a tax increase in the 2006 Gem State Voter Guide, but the sales tax increase Risch pushed through has cost Idaho working families $40+ million on food since the 20% sales tax increase went into effect on October 1, 2006.” “The extra penny on food brings in $2.5 million/month. That’s what working families are paying across Idaho each month thanks to Risch.”
Larry recently completed his 17th “Working for Senate” job, in a series of 30. He spent the day at an independently owned pharmacy in Twin Falls helping fill prescriptions, file and send health insurance claims, and learning about the intricacies of Medicare Part D first hand. He has also hauled garbage in Orofino, worked in a nursing home in Pocatello, rigged cargo chutes for smokejumpers in McCall, and assisted probation officers in Lewiston.
Larry ended 2007 leading all 9 GOP contenders in available cash on hand, including Risch. It looks like Risch’s desperate, fear-mongering fundraising letters from both Governor Otter and Senator Crapo haven’t been working.
The mood is very positive within the LaRocco Campaign. We are welcoming lots of new staff to the team. Our volunteers are extremely energized. 2008 will prove to be a great year for the campaign and Democrats in Idaho. We are thrilled for November and the journey that lies ahead. Idaho is changing and Larry is spearheading the charge. As Bob Dylan once famously said, “The times, they are a-changin!”
Larry LaRocco for U.S. Senate