Sauter's vote speaks for itself; vote accordingly
Mr. McDermott’s defense of Representative Mark Sauter in recent letters to the editor follows the same pattern of hollow, ad hominem misdirection as all the other talking points from NIVS, the Bonner County Democrats, and their allied Shawn Keough acolyte front groups.
Rather than demonstrate a specific assertion using facts and data (which in this case would mean an analysis of Representative Sauter’s actual voting record), Mr. McDermott proceeds to make ill-defined and unspecified accusations about supposed “dirty tricks,” and “toxic leadership,” and then follows that up by projecting the very behaviors demonstrated in his own letter onto Senator Scott Herndon.
Hopefully, readers will not be misled by such professionally crafted PR narratives and will instead focus on careful evaluation of Mr. Sauter’s voting record. Upon doing so, they will discover that it differs substantially both from the platform adopted by the Idaho Republican Party and the historical values of Republicans and constitutional republicanism.
It is no wonder then, that the 30 elected precinct committeemen of the BCRCC chose to express concern about his lack of accord with republicanism, the Republican platform, and the constitutional conservative ethos that helps make North Idaho a special place to live. Mr. Sauter’s relative lack of participation in the Republican Party efforts at the county level over the years also likely contributed to their lack of confidence in his ability to represent the Republicans of Bonner County.
Mr. Sauter’s record speaks for itself, please pay attention to it and vote accordingly in 2024