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Last night the Kootenai County Republican Party passed a resolution expressing “…serious concern…” about a Mitt Romney associated #NeverTrump candidate running for governor of Idaho against a pro-Trump liberty loving conservative Raul Labrador. The motion to “…expresses serious concern over Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist’s repeated and recent support of Democrat candidates who are pro-abortion and are supporters of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama…”  and Tommy Ahlquist’s repeated support of open-borders, pro-abortion Democratic candidates over Christian conservative Republicans passed unanimously where more than 90% of the Kootenai Republican Central Committee eligible to vote turned out.

I find the similarities between the Idaho Governor’s race and the Alabama Senate race are remarkable. In both races, Mitt Romney and Karl Rove consultants, as well as business interests, have strongly supported their favorite establishment candidate. In Alabama that was Luther Strange, in the Idaho Governor race, this is wealthy #NeverTrump Tommy Ahlquist. Tommy is a doctor and a builder who brags about using taxpayer money to help his businesses succeed. In both cases, the open borders crony-capitalist business crowd is supporting the good ole’ boy, Republican establishment backslapper over the proven conservative.  In Alabama it was proven disruptive conservative Roy Moore, in Idaho, it is House Freedom Caucus member Raul Labrador.

Raul has been a disruptive congressional conservative, member of the conservative Freedom Caucus and a huge supporter of military veterans.  Raul pushed through a law to return $3.5 million to Idaho veterans.  President Trump just signed into law another Raul Labrador bill to allow military veterans whose children die before they use their G.I. Bill to transfer those earned benefits to their surviving siblings.   Labrador campaigned for and supported the Republican nominee as the best way to stop ultra-progressive Hillary Clinton. 

Tommy has never held public office, has only “affiliated” or registered as a Republican last year a few months before he unofficially begin to run for Governor of Idaho. Ahlquist has a well-worn path of supporting local Democrats who want more Muslim refugees from violent war zones in Idaho and pro-abortion Democratic candidates.

Much of the information of the Resolution passed unanimously by the Kootenai County Republican Party is similar to our investigative reporting published in the post Tommy Ahlquist & his history of supporting progressive Idaho Democrats. The information that Tommy Ahlquist has raised and spent money against Republican candidates many times and against conservative candidates nearly all the time, and campaigned against President Trump was ignored by the mainstream progressive press and only covered in small local patriot blogs such here on the Charles Carroll Society.

It is potentially significant that a resolution to “…make Republicans in Idaho aware of Tommy Ahlquist’s recent 2016 affiliation with the Republican Party…” passed unanimously at a well-attended meeting. This further suggests this may be the year where Republicans appear to want the most disruptive, conservative candidates possible. Excellent work partisans, the battle continues. The well researched, and meticulously detailed resolution is blow.

PROTECTING THE REPUBLICAN BRAND

Whereas, In 2014, Tommy Ahlquist gave Idaho Democrat gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff, who was running against the Republican candidate, the maximum allowable donation of $5000 [1]; and,

Whereas, In 2015, Tommy Ahlquist gave David Bieter, the Democrat Mayor of Boise and Hillary Clinton Idaho Campaign Leadership Council member the maximum allowable campaign donation of $1000 [2] [3]; and,

Whereas, In 2015, Tommy Ahlquist gave Lauren McLean, the Boise City Council President Pro-Tem, a Democrat who received and cashed a check from Planned Parenthood PAC, and was a Hillary Clinton supporter, the maximum allowable donation of $1000[3] [4] [5]; and

Whereas, In 2016, Tommy Ahlquist gave to TJ Thomson, a Democrat Ada County Commissioner candidate and one of Barack Obama’s Idaho state chairs, the maximum allowable donation of $1000 [6] [7] [8] and,

Whereas, Tommy Ahlquist did not affiliate with the Idaho Republican Party until March of 2016 and did not vote in any May Republican Primary until May of 2016 [9]; and,

Whereas, Tommy Ahlquist did not support nor vote for the 2016 Republican Presidential nominee [10] [11]; and,

Whereas, the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee believes the Idaho Republican Party has a vested interest in protecting the integrity of its Republican brand; therefore,

Be it Resolved, the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee expresses serious concern over Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist’s repeated and recent support of Democrat candidates who are pro-abortion and are supporters of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama; and,

Be it Resolved, the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee wants to make Republicans in Idaho aware of Tommy Ahlquist’s recent 2016 affiliation with the Republican Party; and Be it further Resolved, the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee directs our Chairman to have our Secretary send this resolution to the Idaho Republican State Party, the 44 Republican County Chairs and the provided media list.

  1.   https://www.idahoednews.org/kevins-blog/campaign-sunshine-reports-a-live-blog/.  Finance Reports: Democrats Hold Leads in Fundraising
  1.  http://cityclerk.cityofboise.org/media/312374/bieter30daypostgeneral.pdf City of Boise David Bieter Financial Report 2015
  1.  http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/politics-blog/article65496042.html  Hillary Clinton Announces Her Idaho Campaign Leadership
  1.  http://cityclerk.cityofboise.org/media/308985/mcleanoct10pregeneral.pdf City of Boise Lauren McLean Financial Report 2015
  1.  http://cityclerk.cityofboise.org/media/310496/mclean7daypregeneral.pdf City of Boise Lauren McLean Financial Report 2015
  1. https://adacounty.id.gov/Portals/Elections/Doc/SunshineReports/2016/Commissioner%20District%202/TJ%20Thomson/Thomson%202016%20-%207%20Day%20Pre-Prim.pdf?ver=2016-12-07-130427-297&timestamp=1504760007825 adacounty.id.gov Democrat Candidate for Ada County Commissioner TJ Thomson Primary Financial Report 2016

7.https://newwest.net/city/article/leader_of_idaho_for_obama_savors_the_big_night/C108/L108/  Leader of Idaho for Obama Savors the Big Night

  1. http://www.ridenbaugh.com/index.php/2009/01/20/obama-candidate-fallout/ Obama Candiate Fallout

9..  https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/idaho/articles/2017-05-29/3-of-4-idaho-gop-governor-candidates-have-voted-frequently 3 of 4 Idaho GOP Governor Candidates Have Voted Frequently

10..  http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article108169412.html  Struggle with Trump

11..  https://audioboom.com/posts/5836754-the-nate-shelman-show-4-19-2017-gubernatorial-candidate-dr-tommy-ahlquist-in-studio-taking-your-calls The Nate Shelman Show 4/19/2017 Gubernatorial Candidate Dr. Tommy Ahlquist in Studio Taking your Calls (33:45 minutes in)