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Press Release: Art Macomber Announces Exploratory Committee for Campaign for Idaho Attorney General

By • December 14, 2020

The following Press Release comes from Art Macomber who has set up an exploratory committee for a possible challenge to Attorney General Lawrence Wasden:

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – December 11, 2020 – Longtime conservative attorney Art Macomber announced the formation of an exploratory committee to evaluate a campaign for the office of Idaho Attorney General. Mr. Macomber is disappointed by the decision of the Attorney General’s office to not join the Texas v. Pennsylvania lawsuit filed December 8, 2020. Mr. Macomber contends Idaho voters’ choices were diluted by pre-election actions in the four States being sued by Texas that violated the U.S. Constitution’s mandate that only State legislators determine rules for elections. Mr. Macomber requested Idaho’s Attorney General join that suit to protect the integrity of Idaho’s federal election voters, but the current Attorney General refused to defend Idaho voters and declined to join that lawsuit.

Mr. Macomber states there are other decisions from that office that indicate a change is needed in leadership for Idaho. For example, the Attorney General issued no legal opinion explaining to Idaho small businesses and citizens why Governor Little’s pandemic lockdowns were justified by Idaho’s constitution and statutes. For these and other reasons, Mr. Macomber is forming that committee to evaluate a 2022 run for Attorney General.

Mr. Macomber is the Managing Attorney of Macomber Law. Macomber Law has operated since 2006 in Coeur d’Alene. He is licensed in Idaho, Washington, and Montana. Additionally, Art serves on the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee and is a member of the Federalist Society. Macomber and his wife, Leslie, have two children presently in graduate programs at the University of Idaho.

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Tags: Art Macomber, Attorney General, Lawrence Wasden