Tea Party Boise Prez: ‘Stop BIETER!’ in Tuesday’s GBAD election

Another layer of partisanship was introduced on Election Day with Tea Party Boise President Chad Inman’s “Urgent!!!” e-mail two hours after the polls opened Tuesday to decide three seats on the non-partisan Greater Boise Auditorium District board.

Inman’s message opposes candidates backing Boise Mayor Dave Bieter’s idea to build a new multipurpose stadium for the Boise Hawks minor league team and other purposes.

“We have to win on Tuesday and stop BIETER!,” writes Inman of the three-term non-partisan mayor and former Democratic legislator. “This is a Democrat effort to take complete control of Boise and get the money we’ve saved to build a new convention center to instead build a baseball stadium for BIETER.”

Inman endorses incumbents Rob Perez, Stephanie Astorquia and Peter Oliver. Republican consultant Jason Lehosit is running their campaign.

Candidates George Tway, Steve Berch and Jim Walker support using the district’s power to spend room taxes on a baseball stadium. Bieter endorsed Walker and did an automated phone call on his behalf. Inman also takes after Walker, a member of the Boise Fire Fighters union, for receiving campaign contributions from union firefighters across the state.

Inman’s statement also says he expects police and the Department of Homeland Security to monitor a protest against the IRS at Boise’s James A. McClure Federal Building at noon Tuesday. A second “amnesty rally” will be held at Meridian City Hall at 4:30 p.m.

Inman’s full email follows (I’m having trouble with the type size from the email. All the paragraphs are in the same size in the original. I did not include red underlining):


                                                IRS ACTION


The IRS is out of control and had complete abuse of power.  It has been said that there will be a protest rally today at noon.  The rally will be held at the Federal Building which is located at 550 W Fort St. Boise, Id.  We can anticipate that DHS and the police will be there to monitor this rally.


Several Patriot groups will also be having an amnesty rally at Meridian City Hall, 4:30pm today Tuesday the 21st .  This rally will also tie in the IRS abuse of power.


June 1st is Tea Party Boise’s Annual Members Meeting which will included an IRS “Taxed and Regulated” enough rally.  Tea Party Boise President Chad Inman will be explaining the similarities and difference between national organizations and local Tea Parties.  


Urgent!!!  Greater Boise Auditorium District vote Tuesday the 21st.    You might find Jim Walker’s (Jim is a Boise firefighter who wants to unionize the workers at the Boise Center) and others’ financial reports interesting. This is a Democrat effort to take complete control of Boise and get the money we’ve saved to build a new convention center to instead build a baseball stadium for BIETER.   We have to win on Tuesday and stop BIETER!   Hundreds of dollars from firefighters unions PAC’s as far away as Pocatello and Coeur d’ Alene started giving money as early as February.  This is a very critical election which will set the direction of Boise for decades to come.  Get everyone you can to vote for the incumbents Rob Perez, Stephanie Astorquia, Peter Oliver.

In Liberty

Chad Inman

President – Tea Party Boise, Inc.


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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