Yesterday, Ken Roberts, current Idaho State House Majority Caucus Chair announced a long list of current legislators that have endorsed his bid to become the Republican nominee for Idaho’s First Congressional District (CD1). Roberts is currently in a head-to-head match up with political newcomer Vaughn Ward for the right to face first term Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick.
I know a lot of my fellow conservatives have high hopes of recapturing Idaho’s First District. I have to say that even if there’s a national wave, Rep. Walt Minnick (D-Id.) may not be easily dislodged. With the exception of his votes on SCHIP and the Hate Crimes bill, Minnick is voting like a Republican in a way that maddens Idaho liberal bloggers, but has got to make Minnick’s constituents comfortable.
The latest example, the Club for Growth RePork Card based on 68 anti-Pork Amendments. Minnick scored a perfect 100% on the scorecard. On the pork issue, that’s to the right of Former Congressman Bill Sail (R-ID) who scored a 94% which was one of the highest scores in Congress.