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Ted’s essays

2006 Idaho governor candidate debate


Seeing Ron Paul championing my main 2006 campaign theme a decade later inspired me to look for this video.

I couldn’t find it at the PBS website, so I uploaded a copy I had saved years ago.

Debating in front of television cameras live to a state-wide audience was a terrifying to do, but probably the best performance of my political career.

My biggest campaign theme was liberal tax credits for scholarships to private schools equal to a maximum of half what taxpayers spend on government schools. We would save money while liberating education.

It was a good idea then.

It still is.