Ammon Bundy announces bid for Idaho governor
Ammon Bundy announced he is running for governor of Idaho during a campaign event on Saturday.
Why it matters: Bundy led a 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in 2016 and is currently banned from Idaho Capitol grounds after trespassing there last summer.
What they're saying: "I’m running for Governor because I’m sick and tired of all of this political garbage just like you are," Bundy said in an announcement video.
- "I’m tired of our freedoms being taken from us and I’m tired of the corruption that is rampant in our state government," he added.
The big picture: He is currently racing against Janice McGeachin, the state's lieutenant governor, but Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) and other Republicans have filed paperwork to enter the race.