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IREHR in Inlander: “How far-right candidates fared in Spokane Valley and Idaho” – November 17, 2022

By November 17, 2022April 15th, 2023No Comments1 min read

IREHR’s Executive Director, Devin Burghart, was cited in the Inlander;

“Toward the end of his campaign, where he was talking about liberals and poor people from the state, he was widely cheered by a lot of folks,” Burghart says. “That says a lot about both the state of politics of Idaho and the direction folks like Ammon Bundy want to take it.”

Author Daniel Walters writes, “He says one legacy of Bundy’s campaign this year is how he introduced parts of the far right to each other. The same thing happened in the 1980s and ’90s in Idaho, he says, with permanent results.”

“These disparate types of far-right activists together under one umbrella began to work with one another, sharing ideas and building a larger movement that wasn’t dependent on any one organization or individual,” Burghart says. “That changed the landscape out here for a number of years.”

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Laura Gibbons

Author Laura Gibbons

Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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