I am writing in response to a libelous postcard I received in the mail from Sen. Jim Risch and the ridiculous website he directs us to, filled only with innuendo and not one substantial fact.
Why are so many pragmatic Republicans breaking ranks with Butch Otter and supporting Keith Allred? Why is Keith climbing in the polls and has the best chance of becoming a Democratic governor since Cecil Andrus? The answer is very simple: Keith is the best man for the job, at a time when Idaho desperately needs strong leadership.
He's the kind of leader who would have found ways to solve Idaho's deficit without cutting education. He's the kind of leader who can work across the aisle and who will only do what's best for the average Idahoan and his family. Keith is independent and conservative; Risch's propaganda that he is a liberal is ludicrous.
When Keith says he will close special-interest tax exemptions that don't make sense, you can bet those "special interests" will be throwing tons of money to keep the incumbent who has helped pad their pockets in power. You can bet that ridiculous claims will be made by those "special interests" to promote fear so that Idahoans vote for the "old standby." The fear factor works, right? Not in Idaho!
Keith's campaign donations come from average Idahoans who are tired of "politics as usual" and want someone intelligent and open minded who will look at every option until he finds the best solutions.
Keith is a fifth-generation Idahoan, a family man with the highest principles, a sportsman and concerned citizen, not a politician. He will create jobs by supporting Idaho's small businesses and he will improve Idaho's educational system.
Please consider voting for Keith Allred.