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Citizens United PAC endorses Smith over Simpson in Idaho 2nd CD

The conservative group that won the landmark 2010 First Amendment case that ended restrictions on independent political spending by corporations, associations and labor unions has endorsed tea party Republican Bryan Smith over eight-term Congressman Mike Simpson in the 2014 Idaho GOP primary.

“Bryan Smith is a constitutional conservative who will come to Washington to take on the failed establishment – not become part of the club like Congressman Mike Simpson,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United, in a news release.  “Bryan Smith will be guided by his core conservative principles and take on the status quo that has gotten America into this fiscal mess in the first place.  Smith understands that Washington is broken and that our current leaders are not getting the job done.  That is why CUPVF is supporting the conservative candidate Bryan Smith in this race.”

The group’s political action committee, Citizens United Political Victory Fund, announced the endorsement in a news release Tuesday.

Citizens United’s current positions include abolition of the IRS, calls for further investigation of Hillary Clinton’s role in the Benghazi attack and blaming Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., for the government shutdown.

Smith, a lawyer from Idaho Falls, issued his own news release welcoming the support. “I am honored to receive the endorsement from Citizens United,” Smith said. “It is a group that is dedicated to promoting the ideals of our founding fathers and stands for the same true limited government principles that I wish to bring to Washington.”

The news releases follow:

Bryan Smith Endorsed By Citizens United Political Victory Fund Against Moderate Incumbent In Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District Primary Election

 

Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF), the affiliated PAC of Citizens United, issued the following statement supporting conservative candidate Bryan Smith in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District Primary Election against incumbent Congressman Mike Simpson.  CUPVF has also contributed a total of $10,000 to Smith’s campaign – $5,000 each for the primary and general elections.
“Bryan Smith is a constitutional conservative who will come to Washington to take on the failed establishment – not become part of the club like Congressman Mike Simpson,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United.  “Bryan Smith will be guided by his core conservative principles and take on the status quo that has gotten America into this fiscal mess in the first place.  Smith understands that Washington is broken and that our current leaders are not getting the job done.  That is why CUPVF is supporting the conservative candidate Bryan Smith in this race.”

 

Smith Receives Endorsement From Citizens United PAC

Idaho Falls, ID – Today, Citizens United, a national political organization, endorsed conservative Republican Bryan Smith in the primary for Idaho’s second congressional district against eight-term incumbent Mike Simpson.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement from Citizens United. It is a group that is dedicated to promoting the ideals of our founding fathers and stands for the same true limited government principles that I wish to bring to Washington,” said Bryan Smith.

“Bryan Smith is a constitutional conservative who will come to Washington to take on the failed establishment – not become part of the club like Congressman Mike Simpson,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “Bryan Smith will be guided by his core conservative principles and take on the status quo that has gotten America into this fiscal mess in the first place.  Smith understands that Washington is broken and that our current leaders are not getting the job done.  That is why CUPVF is supporting the conservative candidate Bryan Smith in this race.”

The endorsements from Citizens United, FreedomWorks, the Madison Project, the Club for Growth and local Idaho elected officials are signs of the continued growing momentum of the Bryan Smith for Congress campaign.

Click here to view the Citizens United PAC press release.

Bryan Smith is a conservative Republican running for Idaho’s second congressional district. He is running against 16-year incumbent and big spending, career politician Mike Simpson. Bryan and his wife live in Idaho Falls.

 

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Dan Popkey came to Idaho in 1984 to work as a police reporter. Since 1987, he has covered politics and has reported on 25 sessions of the Legislature. Dan has a bachelor's in political science from Santa Clara University and a master's in journalism from Columbia University. He was a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association and a Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. A former page in the U.S. House of Representatives, he graduated Capitol Page High School in 1976. In 2007, he led the Statesman’s coverage of the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news. In 2003, he won the Ted M. Natt First Amendment award from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association for coverage of University Place, the University of Idaho’s troubled real estate development in Boise. Dan helped start the community reading project "Big Read." He has two children in college and lives on the Boise Bench with an old gray cat.

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