Boise Weekly Founder Running for Congressional Seat

june 29, 2006  07:58 am
Andy Hedden-Nicely is running for Idaho's First Congressional District as the candidate for the United Party, a political party he founded last year whose slogan is "re-taking the middle ground." He faces opposition from those who consider his candidacy a potential Nader-esque spoiler tipping the November election to the Republicans, Boise Weekly reports. Even BW contributor Bill Cope dedicates a column to "this United Party nonsense": He begins by calling Hedden-Nicely a "fine fella," but concludes, "as far as your 'United Party' goes, pal ... unity my butt. Until Republicans have something other than beastliness to offer, this is one Democrat who thinks we would only debase ourselves by meeting them in the middle."