Here's an interesting note from District 19 House candidate Brian Cronin's newsletter:
My opponent has plowed over $22,000 of his own money into his campaign. His first mailing started hitting households last week. It's a slick, expensive piece that labors to position him as the progressive in this race, while neglecting to mention his party affiliation and trying to disguise his lack of experience and credibility on two of the most important issues in our district: conservation and education. But you can't put lipstick on a....oh, never mind.
Earlier this month, my opponent was at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, hobnobbing with Republican Party elites. He boasts of his endorsements by Jim Risch, Gov. Butch Otter, top Republican operatives, and the ultra-conservative, anti-education lobby, the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI). Just last night, he skipped out on a candidate forum sponsored by a group of organizations dedicated to advancing early childhood education, women's issues and reproductive rights, human rights and a safe energy future. This was a great opportunity to address a number of issues that are important to District 19 voters, but my opponent was a no-show.
There's a vast difference between someone who tries to say all the right things to get elected and someone who's walked the talk and stood up for conservation, education, transit, local control, energy security, working families, and our quality of life. Despite his rhetoric, my opponent is closely aligned with the status quo and the very forces that have resisted change and a forward-looking vision for Idaho. I need your help in reminding voters that the last thing Idaho's reactionary Legislature, with its 75% Republican super-majority, needs is more of the same.
For sure. Brian - the former Ada County Democratic Party chair and a longtime community leader - is the only choice in this race. Visit his website and learn more, and be sure you vote for Brian if you live in District 19.