Lucas Baumbach, GOP activist and former candidate for Boise City Council and the Idaho State Senate, is heading to Twin Falls this week as a delegate to the Idaho Republican State Convention, but first he had some important business to attend to—bailing himself out of Ada County Jail.
Baumbach, who ran unsuccessfully against Democratic Sen. Elliot Werk in 2010, and unsuccessfully in 2009 for Boise Council, wrote on his blog over the weekend that he would "be fighting to defend our freedom to move without ridiculous restrictions that make criminals out of all of us."
But Boise Police said Baumbach had been moving around, in his truck, without a valid driver's license. In his blog, Baumbach admitted to letting his insurance lapse, and last week, there was a warrant for his arrest for a failure to appear citation.
"I have been fined, harassed, had a valid license wrongly suspended, paid my ticket like any other law-abiding citizen, and still paid $500 bail for minding my own business in the land of the free handout," wrote Baumbach.
This morning, the Associated Press' John Miller quotes Baumbach as saying that events such as the GOP convention have become "a tool of the grass roots, to express their frustrations."