The Rachel Report
Monday, April 18th, 2022
Twenty nine days until primaries!! Where has the time gone?! We are careening toward elections and each day we are taking more and more ground. With so few days left, we are gearing up for our hardest campaign push yet with door knocking this week… Watch out Establishment. Idahoans are coming out in droves to support our campaign…and it’s humbling. This truly is the people’s campaign. We are seeing more and more every day that there is power in grassroots movements. We still have a lot of work to do- door knocking, mailers to send out, money to raise- but we are taking ground little by little.
I attended the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance banquet this past Friday and was approached by a fellow candidate who has been involved in my campaign since the week I decided to run. He smiled and said “Rachel! I have to tell you! I was in Rexburg last week at an event and your campaign was all the buzz!”
I could barely believe my ears! Patriots! Word of our campaign has reached Rexburg! God is doing a powerful work in this state and I feel so blessed to be a part of it.
Campaigning is hard. I was telling my older brother yesterday that it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done and it has stretched me in ways I wasn’t prepared for. But, it is also one of the best things I’ve ever done. God is moving, Idahoans are impassioned, and this state is ready for change.
Last week was our toughest on the campaign trail yet. Many of us candidates running against the Establishment faced physical, verbal, and spiritual obstacles. I had a difficult encounter with a group of Establishment people this week and the words they spoke SPEWED hatred. But what they intended as discouragement, God turned into fire. I have a fresh fire in my soul this week of knowing that THIS IS where God wants me. THIS IS important. And THIS IS worth fighting and sacrificing for.
I remember the week after I decided to run for office, my sister and I were talking and I’ll never forget her words. She said, “You used to talk when you were a kid about what it would have been like to be a part of the founding of our country, or asking if you would have had the courage to fight during World War II…no matter the cost. To fight for justice, liberty, and truth in these powerful moments in American history that have defined who we are as a people. And now you are doing just that. You wondered if you would have had the courage to fight… well now you know.”
THIS WEEKS EVENTS & MEET AND GREETS:
Tuesday, April 19th Representative Dorothy Moon (Secretary of State Candidate) and I are having a meet and greet at 9848 Moon Shadow Court Middleton, ID. 83644 at 7pm and would love to see you there!
Door Knocking is happening EVERY DAY this week (my volunteers get Hazelip for Idaho T-Shirts!!) I will be sending out a “tutorial” video and will coordinate with all my door knockers individually via email for meeting spots and getting literature! We have 9,000 more doors to hit in a very short amount of time!
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Monday, April 25th I will have a forum with my opponent that will be the last opportunity for the community to hear from us both in the same space before the election! Please come join us for respectful and civil discourse! Tickets are required.
Every one of my “political” heroes have been ordinary men and women who faced extraordinary resistance… and CHOSE to do the right thing anyway. One of my political advisors always says to me, “just do the next right thing.”
So that’s what we do… The next right thing. Despite the naysayers and despite the opposition… we just do the next right thing.
I think that’s why I love history so much. Yes, it is full of horrible events, evil people, and abuse of power. It is full of death and violence and despair. But it is also full of ordinary people who stood up when the world told them to sit down, who spoke out when evil tried to suppress their voice, and who fought… when it cost them everything they had. It’s full of courage, duty, resistance, and hope. It’s full of God’s hand, evidenced in both the good and the bad.
As we prayerfully fight for this state on the political front, I am so thankful to be partnering with Idahoans from all around the state who have been fighting this same battle on the educational, medical, and economic front.
We have all been affected in one way or another by the poor decisions being made by leadership in this state. This week at a forum I spoke at, I was criticized for stating that “we are a RED state under BLUE management.”
If our population is 85% RED but our legislature is voting 82% BLUE…We have a serious representation problem. And we have to change that.
I might be a little biased, but I believe Idaho is the most wonderful state in our great country. To keep it that way, we must not be complacent. We must fight for it.
When people hear I am running for office, they always tell me what a nasty business politics is. I always agree with them. They always offer me a warning saying, “I wouldn’t want to be involved in politics. It’s too nasty.” That’s one of the reasons we have a problem. Politics is a nasty business…but sometimes we have to get into the nastiness to clean it up.
I always tell people that this isn’t something I want to do…it’s something I have to do. For myself, my family, my future children, my friends, and for the men and women before us who sacrificed their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” because:
Justice is worth fighting for.
Representation is worth fighting for.
Liberty is worth fighting for.
Time is drawing to a close for campaigning. Never before has there been a more critical election in Idaho. This is a 1776 year. Let’s be a people and a state that stands for justice, representation, and liberty. Please consider joining our fight to represent Idaho by volunteering, donating, or spreading the word!
Let’s keep Idaho RED! Let’s keep Idaho, Idahome.