When I first started running for Congress, I would often use the phrase “my campaign”, but I have completely removed that term from my vocabulary. What I have come to realize is that this must be “our campaign”, because it would literally be impossible for me to win if I tried to do this on my own. Last week we launched our very first “money bomb”, and it got off to a great start, but giving has dwindled down to almost nothing over Thanksgiving weekend. We desperately need your help, because if we stay at the current pace there is no way that we are going to meet our top goal. If you would like to help make this “money bomb” a success, you can do so right here…
Let me share with you guys exactly where our campaign is at. We are leading in enthusiasm, and the most recent online poll by Idaho’s largest political talk radio station is clear evidence of how excited our supporters truly are.
But as of the end of last quarter, we were fourth in raising money so far, and that is not good news.
Because even though we are the most conservative campaign, and even though we have the best message by far, another candidate could potentially win by simply spending more money and doing a better job of getting his message out to the voters.
Fortunately, none of the six candidates in this race has raised very much money at all so far, and that means that if we work really, really hard we still have a shot at raising more money than anyone else by the end of the campaign. If you would like to help us get there, please donate online today…
Traditionally, the candidate that raises the most money wins, but that is not always true. For example, Hillary Clinton spent far more money than Donald Trump did, and Trump still won.
But if we want to win this race, we need to at least be on the same playing field, and that is why I am working so hard to try to raise funds.
I am totally new to political fundraising, and I am trying to learn quickly. Since I am not a corrupt professional politician, I am not getting big checks from the special interests and the big donors like the other guys are, and so we are relying on lots and lots of small donors that want to help us take our government back.
We need your help, and if you would like to join the team you can find our contribution page here…
Most professional politicians will never publicly tell us specifically where they stand on the issues or what they intend to do once they get into office. They want to keep things as vague as possible publicly in order to keep from offending any potential voters, and then when they can discuss things with you privately they will tell you whatever it is that they think that you want to hear. In the end, they want to win you over with their charm, and they hope that you never actually look at their voting records after they are elected.
I know the tricks that the professional politicians use, but I am not a professional politician. I am going to tell everyone where I stand and what I intend to do once I get to Washington. In fact, the following are 22 of the key issues that I am running on…
#1 A Pro-Trump Christian Conservative – Michael is the most conservative candidate in this race, and he is proud to stand with President Trump.
#2 It’s Time To Drain The Swamp – The same rules that apply to the rest of us should also apply to Congress, and Michael is going to fight hard to clean up the corruption in Washington.
#3 Every RINO Must Go – Way too many Republicans have been fighting Trump’s agenda and acting like Democrats. It is time to hold them accountable, and that means every ‘Republican in name only’ needs to go.
#4 100% Pro-Life – No money for Planned Parenthood ever. Nearly 60 million babies have been murdered since 1973, and Michael is making an unbreakable pledge to vote against any bill that funds Planned Parenthood 100% of the time.
#5 100% Pro-Gun – The Constitution says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Michael believes that every American has a constitutional right to carry a gun, and he will never back down from defending the Second Amendment even a single inch.
#6 Abolish The IRS & The Income Tax – We didn’t have an income tax from 1872 to 1913, and that was the greatest period of economic growth in U.S. history. As we fight a long-term battle to abolish the income tax, in the short-term we can at least go to a flat tax or a fair tax, both of which would be far superior to what we have now.
#7 Abolish The Federal Reserve – Since the Fed was created in 1913, we have had 18 recessions, the value of the U.S. dollar has fallen by about 98 percent, and the U.S. national debt has gotten more than 6000 times larger. Abolishing this debt-based system is one of the keys to a bright economic future for America.
#8 Getting Federal Bureaucrats Off Our Backs – Michael will work to get the federal government off of the backs of our farmers, our loggers, our miners, our ranchers and our small business owners.
#9 Local Control Of Education – It is time to get the federal government out of the education business. Michael wants to abolish Common Core and the Department of Education, and he wants control over education to be as close to the local level as possible.
#10 Shut Down Big Brother Spying – Government agencies have been conducting unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens for decades, and that needs to stop now.
#11 True Limited Government – President Trump has proposed shutting down more than 60 different government programs and agencies. That would be a good start. Instead of asking which government agencies we should close, we should be asking which government agencies really need to remain open.
#12 100% Repeal Of Obamacare – Rapidly rising health insurance premiums are financially crippling Idaho families. Republicans in Congress have fumbled the ball, and we must repeal Obamacare immediately.
#13 Build The Wall – We need to make sure that everyone comes into this country through the front door. We must end illegal immigration, and so Michael supports President Trump’s call to build a wall on the southern border.
#14 Supporting Our Veterans – Michael’s father is a vet, and Michael will work passionately to make sure that our veterans receive the respect, care and support that they deserve.
#15 Fighting Islamic Terror – Michael fully supports the fight against ISIS, and he will push for legislation that would give local communities all over America the option to say no to refugees from terrorist hotbeds.
#16 Stopping Reckless Government Spending – We are 20 trillion dollars in debt and we continue to steal more than 100 million dollars from future generations every single hour of every single day.
#17 Bringing Jobs Back To America – The U.S. has lost more than 70,000 factories since China joined the WTO in 2001. Our formerly great manufacturing cities now look like war zones, and we desperately need to start making things in this country once again.
#18 Resisting The Globalists – We must strongly fight all attempts by the globalists to erode American sovereignty.
#19 Supporting States Rights – It is almost as if the 10th Amendment doesn’t even exist today. If Michael is elected, this is what his message to the feds will be: ‘Hand over the keys and get out of Idaho’.
#20 Removing The Wolves – Under Bill Clinton, Canadian gray wolves were brought to Idaho. These wolves travel in packs and are killing machines. Michael is 100% committed to removing these wolves from our state.
#21 Holding Judges Accountable – Federal judges that disregard the U.S. Constitution and that choose to legislate from the bench should be subject to impeachment.
#22 An Unashamed Christian – Michael is not ashamed to say that he is a Bible-believing Christian, and if we truly want to make America great again we need to return to the values and principles that this nation was founded upon.
How many members of Congress do we currently have that are willing to fight for those things?
Not many at all.
If we want to take our government back, we have got to work together, and you can help us win next May by donating here…
I am sacrificing immense amounts of time, effort and energy because I believe that we need someone in Washington that will fight for our way of life.
The key is to win the Republican primary next May. Raul Labrador is running for governor, and so there is no incumbent in this race, and there are now six people running to replace him. None of the other five are acceptable candidates, and so if I don’t win this race it is going to end up being a major disaster for conservatives.
If we raise as much money as the other leading candidates, we will definitely win. Using cutting edge technology, we can target voters much, much better than the other guys can. But we need help in order to get this done, and every single dollar makes such a big difference. If you can help us, we would greatly, greatly appreciate it…
This is our campaign, and we need everyone on board if we are going to win. We need more volunteers here in the first district, we need more social media workers all over the nation, and we need more prayer warriors interceding for us.
If you can help, please contact us today. There is so much to do, and we have less than six months until the primary next May. If we can win that primary, the general election should definitely go in our favor because this district is overwhelmingly Republican.
Our path to victory is very clear, but we are going to have to work exceedingly hard to get there. If you feel a tug on your heart as you read this, please don’t ignore it, because we definitely need you as part of the team.