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Steve Johnson is a progressive Democrat

| October 20, 2022 1:00 AM

Living in conservative North Idaho, it’s easy to forget the violence and mismanagement that is life in many Democrat-run cities. The effects of inflation, open borders, gender ideology and other far-off Democrat policies are felt even here in District 1. So what happens if we are governed by Democrats here?

Steve Johnson has been a Democrat for 20 years. He is a voting member of the Bonner County Democratic Central Committee. The local Democrat Party donated $2,000 and explains how to vote for him on their website. He says he’s an independent. So I called him. 

I told him I’m a one question voter — because this answer answers all other questions: “How many genders are there?” I asked. “I don’t know,” he replied, "I’m certainly open to there being more than two." He equated questioning gender ideology to racial segregation and told me his opponent wants to take Idaho, Montana and Wyoming out of the union. That’s not "common sense conservatism." That’s the woke mind virus. 

Those fleeing blue areas know Progressives are quiet about who they are until they are so numerous in local politics they have all the leverage and can’t be unseated. Mr. Johnson tells you he’s an "independent." See for yourself. If he can’t be honest about who he is, how can he be trusted with your vote?

Do not be fooled either by weak Republicans (RINOs) for whom the "middle ground" means surrendering things like the traditional family to cultural arsonists who call you the extremist for wanting the fire put out. In order for sanity to return, conservatives must begin by asserting themselves on Nov. 8 and voting for Scott Herndon.

Scott Herndon is a principled conservative who will advocate for self-government, the rule of law and fiscal responsibility. He understands the legislative process and will be an articulate defender of your liberty in Boise. Scott has already shown courage in standing up to the Boise establishment; despite vicious attacks on his family and faith.

If you notice the real intolerance sweeping our nation and are concerned about the Idaho your children will inherit — vote for Scott Herndon next month to keep Idaho ruby red. 

DEAN CANNON

Sandpoint

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