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Rammell: ‘The gall to criticize me…’

Gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell, who’s been in the news for his bankruptcy filing and court losses over fines regarding his former elk ranch, had his colorful campaign-emblazoned RV parked near the freeway just west of Boise for close to two weeks, prompting some speculation over whether the bus broke down or he was turning it into a billboard instead of a campaign vehicle. “It’s back in Rexburg now,” Rammell said today. “I’m going to do that this time - it’s going to be parked at various places around the state, just as a billboard.” He said he has to deal with his bankruptcy issues and taking care of his family these days, rather than campaign full-time, but still plans to drive the RV in parades this summer. Rammell also put out a statement this week saying he’s pushing on with his campaign despite his legal and financial problems.

“For all you who have the gall to criticize me for trying, I consider you as much of the problem as our corrupt government,” he declared. Click below to read his full statement.


Statement from Rex Rammell:

“America’s 2nd Revolution

    “Tyranny, like hell is not easily conquered” said Thomas Paine.  “Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.”
    A reporter recently asked me “in light of your companies chapter 11 filing and your loss with the Supreme Court ruling, will you give up your quest to become Idaho’s next governor?”  My answer was an unequivocal “No!”  I explained, “I have beaten them more than they have beaten me.  This is my third administrative hearing case.  The first one had potential fines of over $750,000.  I won that one.  The second one had potential fines of $35,000.  I won that one.  This last one the total judgment was $58,000 and we split it.  I wouldn’t say I have done all that poorly.”  
    “Victory” said Dolittle “goes to those who want it the most and the longest.”  My question to Idaho is:  Are you ready to start fighting for your freedom or are you going to let me and few others do all the fighting for you?  During the first American Revolution only 1/3 of the people fought for our freedom; 1/3 were neutral and 1/3 remained loyal to England.  I suppose it will be the same this time.  The question is which third to you belong to?  
    Frankly, I am fed up with people who constantly complain, but are unwilling to do anything about it.  No I won’t give up and neither should you.  For all you who have the gall to criticize me for trying, I consider you as much of the problem as our corrupt government.  The beauty about America is the people created it and the people can take it back.  All it will take is courage and determination.  So join me and let’s take America back, starting with Idaho!”


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

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