Rumors don't just 'go around' as in 'there's a rumor going around...'
Rumors are spread, they are fueled.
There's a rumor being circulated that in his 2006 campaign for Congress, Larry Grant didn't do any door-knocking, that he didn't do the boots on the ground, door-to-door work that a campaign needs to succeed.
Let's look at the facts.
Talk to Steve Elgar. Larry spent a day with him and his campaign workers going door-to-door in Sandpoint, talking to the voters there and urging them to vote.
Talk to the party members in Bonners Ferry, where Larry went door-to-door with the Boundary County Democrats, working to get out the vote.
Talk to Rep. George Sayler. Larry went with him, knocking on doors in his legislative district in Coeur d'Alene.
Talk to Rep. Liz Chavez. Ask her about the day Larry spent with the Nez Perce County Democrats, knocking on doors in Lewiston.
Talk to Darlene Madsen. Larry knocked on doors with her in Canyon County.
And, talk to Rep. Les Bock about the afternoon Larry spent with him, knocking on doors in his West Ada County district in Les's successful election to the Idaho Legislature.
"We have to build the party from the ground up," Larry said. "I worked with local candidates and local party organizations in '06 and I'm committed to working with them again in 2008."
On another campaign note:
Two videos from the Frank Church Banquet are now available for viewing: Larry's speech and 'We the People' video presentation from the banquet; and what has come to be known as the 'Dread Plaid Coat:' Boise Mayor Dave Bieter auctioning off a 1954-vintage plaid sports jacket found in the deep recesses of Gov. Cecil Andrus's closet.
The jacket was purchased by Daily Kos founder and blogger Markos Moulitsas, the FCB's keynote speaker, for $1,250.
The auction video has been viewed over 4,000 times.
We will post Markos' keynote address as soon as the video is available.
The two videos available can be seen by going to Larry's campaign website, www.grantforcongress.com, and clicking on the You Tube button at the bottom of the page.