When we got our Friday mail at the Boise GUARDIAN world headquarters it was a bit of a shock and a bigger amusement to see Donald Trump supporter and self-proclaimed “CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN” David H. Leroy supporting Dave Bieter in what has jokingly been called a “non-partisan” mayor race. Leroy is a fixture in Republican politics as former Idaho Attorney General and Lt. Governor. He lost a congressional bid last year to Russ Fulcher.
Mailers paid for by Responsible Government Fund arrived Friday.The IDAHO PRESS reports the outfit is a group of developers.
Incumbent Mayor Bieter garnered a mere 30% of the vote while City Council President Lauren McLean captured more than 45% in the November general election, forcing a run off Tuesday Dec. 3. City law requires a majority vote to elect the mayor (50% plus 1).
In the second piece of mail, the same group called McLean “radically liberal,” listing such sins as radical anti-gun agenda, environmental extremist, and worst of all, a “registered north end democrat.” It will be interesting to see how Team Dave is able to spin this one for their long-term Democratic team captain.
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