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Risch campaign: ‘Smoke and mirrors’

Matt Ellsworth, campaign director for Jim Risch’s U.S. Senate campaign, had this response today to the Idaho Democratic Party’s FEC complaint against Risch:

“This is a desperate act of a desperate party with a candidate who is 28 points behind. When voters are turning away from you on the issues, baseless attacks are all that are left. This mailing was 100% paid for by the Risch Campaign; proper postage, printing, sorting everything. This complaint is nothing more than smoke and mirrors.”

Ellsworth said that while the non-profit Idaho Right to Life bulk-mailing permit stamp appeared on the fundraising solicitation, the Risch campaign actually paid for the mailing, at the full political rate, paying the difference between that and the non-profit rate. “We paid directly to the mail house,” Ellsworth said. “We don’t own a bulk mail permit stamp.” Click here to see an image of the mailing, and here to read the letter to the FEC from the Idaho Democratic Party.


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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