October 20, 2021
If the speed at which events sell out is any indication, then Idaho Falls Attorney Bryan Smith, running for Congress against Mike Simpson, has good reason to be optimistic.
At the Liberty Dinner held in Pocatello last weekend, John Crowder, Publisher of the Pocatello-Chubbuck Observer, announced Smith as the speaker for the November 20 dinner. Before the night was over, 56 people had made reservations. The next evening the event was completely sold out (capacity is 100 people) and a waiting list had a dozen names on it.
Smith only recently declared his candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District. He has quickly differentiated himself from Simpson, who has been in Washington for over two decades and earlier this year put forward a very unpopular proposal to breach four dams on the Snake River, which would negatively impact many in Idaho, in order to, “save salmon.” This in spite of his admission that he’s not sure breaching the dams would have any impact on his stated goal.
The Liberty Dinner Series is a monthly event, scheduled on the third Saturday of each month. The series gives attendees an opportunity to connect with others who share their values and concerns, enjoy a meal, and hear from a speaker engaged in the fight to preserve and/or restore freedoms for Idahoans. The dinners are hosted by the Pocatello-Chubbuck Observer and are held at Mountain Valley Baptist Church, 202 S. 7th Avenue in Pocatello.
Past speakers have included the founders of Reconnect SE Idaho, Representatives Ron Nate, Priscilla Giddings & Dorothy Moon, Anna K. Miller of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin and Conservative Talk Show Host Steph Lucas. Topics have ranged from How One Person Can Make a Difference to Tax Relief and Social Justice Indoctrination in Education.
Reservations are required to attend the dinners.
To learn more about the Liberty Dinner Series, contact Pocatello-Chubbuck Observer Publisher John Crowder at firstname.lastname@example.org.