“Conservatives” Actually RINOs
New in this election season: a growing number of private groups that have sprung up to tell you who to vote for.
Note that in this election nearly 100% of candidates on the Bonner County ballot are running as Republicans. In person, at forums, on the airwaves and in ads they all advertise themselves as conservatives, because this is North Idaho, after all. These groups who purport to want to help you make the right choice tend to use bland titles like “Take Back Idaho” and “North Idaho Voter Research”, for example.
If you’re an actual conservative Republican, that kind of title is your first clue that you’re looking at a RINO group. It tends to hype their membership roster to give itself legitimacy. It will tell you that it has been hard at work to determine who the “qualified”, “reasonable”, “traditional” Republicans are. Of course, the group will describe itself as impartial. Amazingly, their choices turn out to be the very “Republicans” which Democrats like to see in office and whose campaign signs pop up on Democrat lawns.
There is only one publicly elected, conservative organization in our county to whom conservatives should turn for election information and recommendations. It is the Bonner County Republican Central Committee, which has spent months researching and evaluating candidates before issuing its slate. You can see the slate and the accompanying voter guide at bonnergop.org.