As of Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Idaho District 7 Republican primary races have all three incumbents facing challengers. Senator Nuxoll is a proven conservative (“A”s on her report cards), her roots and her decisions/actions planted in faith and constitutional principles (sounds like the founding fathers). Her challenger, Carl, while a nice fella, is running on wind-driven philosophy. His Facebook supporter states, “There are no easy answers, but we have to eat the elephant one bite at a time”. Apparently the socialist Sanders-types (Democrats) are attracted to his “stand.” They see in Carl what I see. The “infection” creeping (moving?) into Idaho’s conservative heritage is happy to eat “elephant” (read Republicans) one bite at a time till all that’s left is “left.” We don’t need Carl helping them out.
The house races are more “conservative” vs. “conservative.” Representative Shepherd has served well, but recently has gotten a “C” on his conservative report card. (As a parent, I like “A”s). It appears he’s also been “cutting” class, with 60-80 unexcused voting absences on important bills this past session alone. In school, that results in repeating the same grade next year. We can’t afford that. Kris Steneck will attend every class (vote) and get “A”s. She is strongly opposed to “federal” intrusion into Idaho. She advocates for the “little guy” that wants to realize the “American dream” and is willing to take ground back and hold it. “Big government” will take a big “hit” when she is on the beat.
The other house race is a “toughie.” Representative McMillan does get “A”s on her report cards (conservative and NRA), votes every time, and that would continue. Her “weakness” is her inability to articulate and lead the charge on issues. Nonetheless, that is good enough for holding ground. However, the best defense is a good offense. Whereas Priscilla is a “fresh face,” she certainly possesses the leadership credentials to run the offense. She has done her homework the past year or two to prepare herself for this job. She knows what putting your life on the line for your fellow Americans means. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Your pick.