Ammond Bundy is best known for his part in a 2014 standoff with the Federal government over cattle grazing rights. Bundy’s father, Cliven, successfully stared down the Bureau of Land Management which had attempted to confiscate his cattle for grazing on public land for years without a permit.
Several members of the Bundy family were charged with an assortment of crimes following the standoff, but a federal judge declared Ammond Bundy’s case a mistrial with prejudice, effectively dismissing the charges.
Earlier this year Bundy declared himself a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Idaho. He noted that his goal was to defeat “Joe Biden and those in the Deep State that control him” because they “are going to try to take away our gun rights, freedom of religion, parental rights, and more and further violate the constitution in unimaginable ways even more than they’ve already done.”
Former GOP Congressman Ron Paul, a 3-time presidential candidate (twice as a Republican and once as a Libertarian), is backing Bundy’s bid. Paul released this message of support, which it sounds like may also be used as a robo-call to primary voters:
“Hello, everybody, I’m Congressman Ron Paul. I’m calling on behalf of Ammon Bundy who’s running for governor in Idaho. He’s doing very well. He’s a friend of liberty. He’s a strict constitutionalist, and I know he would make a great governor.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Ron Paul for my candidacy to be governor of the state of Idaho,” Bundy tweeted in announcing the message. “Ron Paul is a living legend and an icon for conservative values and constitutional purity.”
Bundy is facing a crowded GOP primary field that currently includes the sitting governor and lieutenant governor, as well as several other challengers.