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Ahlquist wins endorsement from prominent young Trump backers; link to my full story

Conservative commentator Candace Owens, right, speaks at a press conference in Boise endorsing Tommy Ahlquist for governor of Idaho on Monday, April 30, 2018, along with Charlie Kirk, center, and Ahlquist, left. (The Spokesman-Review / Betsy Z. Russell)
Conservative commentator Candace Owens, right, speaks at a press conference in Boise endorsing Tommy Ahlquist for governor of Idaho on Monday, April 30, 2018, along with Charlie Kirk, center, and Ahlquist, left. (The Spokesman-Review / Betsy Z. Russell)

Tommy Ahlquist, a GOP candidate for governor of Idaho, was endorsed by two prominent millennial Trump supporters today – Charlie Kirk, who was the millennial director of the Trump campaign, and Candace Owens, a conservative commentator and YouTube star who rails against the Black Lives Matter movement; you can read my full story here at spokesman.com.

“We have a disruptor in D.C. – now we need a disruptor in Boise,” Kirk declared, joining Ahlquist and Owens at a press conference in the view-framed 17th floor of the Zions Bank Building, the tallest building in Idaho, and one that Ahlquist built.

Kirk and Owens have been meeting with hip-hop artist Kanye West over the past week, whose pro-Trump tweets have aroused national controversy; Owens claims credit for West endorsing Trump, and last week, West tweeted, “I love the way Candace Owens thinks.”

Ahlquist said he expects the two young conservatives’ activities this week to “break the internet, I am positive.”



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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