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Press Release: Idahoans Deserve to Be Respected

By • May 9, 2022

The following Press Release was sent out by the Ed Humphreys for Governor campaign. Note: Press Releases sent out by candidates do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch. 

On April 29th, Sam Bishop, Esq. informed the Humphreys campaign that an anonymous client put $100,000 in a trust dedicated to charity that would be disbursed if the Governor debates were rescheduled. Sam Bishop said, “I have $100,000 in my attorney trust account that belongs to an anonymous client. They have instructed me to distribute the money to a charity if Governor Brad Little, Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin and Ed Humphreys will debate on live TV. Rules, moderators, and times will be set by the debate’s host KTVB. The below letter has been sent to each candidate’s campaign managers.”

Dear Governor Little. Lt. Governor McGeachin. Ed Humphreys,

OVER the past 6 months I have heard each of you speak at events. Like many Idahoans I was looking forward to public debates to see how each of you answer questions and respond to being challenged by your opponent. Were you going to rely on a stack of notes, or do you know your positions? Debates were canceled, but I am requesting your participation in a debate. Let me address my request to each of you.

Governor Little: I was more than concerned by the announcement that you declined to debate. You said your record is “non-debatable. “Most Idahoans would agree that public discussion and the competitive exchange of ideas are one of the cornerstones of our democracy. These debates could prove instrumental to the decision of Idaho voters on their choice for governor. Please don’t deprive them of it.

Lt. Governor McGeachin and Candidate Humphreys: Please step up and agree to be part of a fair, frank, and freewheeling discussion on the important policy choices that confront Idaho at this critical time.

I have deposited $100,000.00 in the trust account of my attorney, Sam Bishop. If any two of you participate in the debate,  I have instructed my attorney to distribute $50,000 to charity. If all three of you  participate in the debate, I have instructed my attorney to distribute the other $50,000 to charity.

There are, of course, some conditions. You must participate in the entire live debate. It will be conducted bv KTVB, as previously contemplated. Reasonable times, rules, moderators, etc. will be determined bv KTVB

Yours for the cause of democracy prevailing,


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Tags: Brad Little, Debate, Ed Humphreys, Janice McGeachin

9 thoughts on “Press Release: Idahoans Deserve to Be Respected

  1. Sorry, but letting KTVB set the rules, moderators, etc, is letting the fox in charge of the hen house.

    I wouldn’t participate unless it’s the CANDIDATES’ CAMPAIGNS deciding the rules, moderators, etc, which has a snowball’s chance in Hades of ever happening.

    That leaves it to each of us to do his/her homework before going to the polls.

  2. I can’t shake the feeling that Humphreys is another plant by the state GOP to split the conservative vote and cause McGeachin to lose. Too many rhymes with the campaign of four years ago.

    1. Of course, the fool is ALL talk but has no history whatsoever of acting on his beliefs. The matter of fact he’s apart of a library board foundation in Meridian that is extremely woke. Politically, there appears to be a “balance” of R’s and D’s but as we all know, an R can stand for Rino.

  3. Humphreys concede your votes to McGeachin now. You are only jeopardizing your own political future at this point.
    Help The People to eliminate the Little/RINO dictatorship that currently is destroying Idaho.

    1. If he was in it for a political future, he’d have done the right thing long ago and endorsed the underdog against Goliath. Instead, he’ll play spoiler to keep RINOs in office.

  4. No DEBATE? No VOTE then.
    Afraid of a real debater- on with facts and figures and a PLAN.

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