Ammon Bundy has filed the paperwork to run for Governor of Idaho as a Republican.
After filing his paperwork, it was noted that Bundy was not a registered voter and as a result, not a registered Republican. Idaho Dispatch checked the voter roles today and it does not appear that Bundy is still registered to vote in Idaho.
Today, Idaho GOP Chairman Tom Luna sent out what appears to be a Press Release stating that Ammon Bundy is not welcome in the Republican Party in Idaho.
Here is the full email that Idaho Dispatch obtained containing the statement from Luna:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2021
Statement from IDGOP Chairman Tom Luna:
Last month, I reaffirmed the Idaho Republican Party’s stance in the upcoming 2022 primary elections. We will be fair and uniformed for all registered Republicans running for office, and we will keep that commitment. Recently, it has come to our attention that Ammon Bundy intends to declare his candidacy in the Republican primary for the Governor of Idaho, and this warrants a response.
First, Mr. Bundy is currently not registered to vote in Idaho, and he is not even registered as a Republican. Furthermore, we do not support his antics or his chaotic political theater. That is not the Idaho Republican Party, and we will not turn a blind eye to his behaviors.
To be clear, I was elected Chairman of the Idaho Republican Party to unite all Republicans to share and celebrate conservative values and preserve our traditional way of life. Conversely, Ammon Bundy wishes to divide our party, openly supports defunding the police, and has known alliances with the radical factions of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
Republicans are the party of law and order, and Ammon Bundy is not suited to call himself an Idaho Republican let alone run for Governor of our great state.
Idaho Dispatch reached out to Bundy for a response to Luna’s statement. We have not yet heard from Bundy but will update this article if he responds.
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