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Simpson touts record fundraising quarter, says it’s response to his ‘conservative message’

2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson says he's had "one of his most successful fundraising quarters ever," raising more than $300,000 for his re-election campaign, the largest amount raised since his first election to Congress in 1998. The latest campaign finance reports, for the most recent quarter, aren't due until Monday, and as of yet, neither Simpson's nor that of his GOP challenger, Bryan Smith, has arrived at the Federal Election Commission and been posted on their website to show the numbers or details.

Simpson's campaign said he's "received a tremendous response to his conservative message of limited government and fiscal discipline in recording one of his most successful fundraising quarters ever." The campaign's statement also notes his A-plus rating from the NRA, his 100 percent rating from National Right to LIfe, and other conservative credentials as he faces a primary challenge from the right, with a challenger that the anti-tax Club for Growth announced today it recruited specifically to run against Simpson. "I am confident that the totality of my career, and the conservative record I have established, are consistent with the values and expectations of the people of Idaho," Simpson said. Click below for his campaign's full statement.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           

July 10, 2013

 CONTACT: Brody Aston

Simpson Reports Record High Fundraising

Simpson campaign reports record setting quarter

Boise, ID - Congressman Mike Simpson received a tremendous response to his conservative message of limited government and fiscal discipline in recording one of his most successful fundraising quarters ever.  Simpson raised over $300,000 this quarter alone - the largest amount raised since his first election and he has nearly $350,000 in the bank.

“I consider serving the people of Idaho my highest honor, and I appreciate the opportunity my fellow Idahoans have given me to represent them, “ said Simpson. “I look forward to sharing my conservative accomplishments, and much more, with Idaho voters over the coming months and engaging in a robust discussion about the economy, job creation, and my vision for the prosperous future of our state and nation.  I am confident that the totality of my career, and the conservative record I have established, are consistent with the values and expectations of the people of Idaho."
 
Congressman Simpson is a proud conservative who enjoys an A plus rating with the NRA, a 100 percent rating with National Right to Life, and annual recognition from the American Conservative Union.  He has authored billions of dollars in cuts to the EPA, the delisting of wolves, and protections for Idaho's farmers and ranchers. Simpson fought Obamacare, pushed a balanced budget amendment, and voted repeatedly to lower taxes on all Americans.  Simpson’s campaign is extremely confident it will have the resources and organization needed to wage an aggressive and successful campaign.  

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Paid Simpson for Congress

 



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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