BOISE, IDAHO - As Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and Rep. Mike Simpson have pulled their support for Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump, state GOP leaders have done the opposite. Idaho GOP Chairman Steve Yates issued a lengthy response, as did Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter, on continued support for the candidate. Yates issued the following statement:


"Sunday's debate compellingly reminded the country of what's at stake this election. Donald Trump has shown himself to be the agent of change, and Hillary Clinton represents a continuation of a failed status quo.


  • Clinton said she wants to change the direction of the Supreme Court. Trump wants justices like Scalia, who will follow the Constitution.
  • Trump wants to lower tax rates to levels closer to those of our major trade competitors. Clinton's only solution, tax the rich (aka - everybody).
  • Clinton says she'll fix Obamacare. Trump calls for repeal and replace.
  • Trump will make destroying ISIS and protecting our homeland a priority. Clinton is for open borders and failed to share a plan to defeat ISIS with the Obama administration all these years.


The fundamental difference between the Republican and Democrat policy direction could not be clearer or more consequential. How our daily lives will be affected by the policies these nominees advocate should be first and foremost in the minds of Idaho voters as they cast their ballots. The choice should be clear: Republican policies align best with Idaho values."





Yates continued to say that the Idaho Republican Party will maintain their support of all nominees selected by the people.

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