When Boise Weekly sat down with Idaho Falls attorney Bryan Smith last November, we asked about receiving campaign endorsements and donations from outside of Idaho in his effort to unseat eight-term Republican U.S. House Rep. Mike Simpson.
"What's interesting is that most of the money we're receiving from outside of the state is coming mostly from individuals from across the country," said Smith. "MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell calls Idaho 'the Vatican of Republicanism.' And Congressman Simpson's record doesn't fit into that. I've been endorsed by Club for Growth and FreedomWorks, and people feel motivated about a campaign that will make a difference."
In fact, the Idaho Statesman's Dan Popkey reports this morning that Washington D.C.-based Madison Project will be setting up shop at a new office on Overland Road in Boise. The Madison Project is specifically targeting Simpson's re-election effort. The Madison Project has even launched a "Sack Simpson" website, calling the Idaho congressman a "liberal, Nancy Pelosi Republican."
The Madison Project is unabashedly endorsing Bryan Smith's candidacy on its website, calling Smith a "full-spectrum conservative."