Gun store owner marshals voters to expand Medicaid in Idaho

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October 31, 2018 - 3:16 PM

Christy Perry, a gun store owner in Boise and an Idaho legislator, is helping lead the campaign on a voter referendum to approve Medicaid expansion in the state. (Phil Galewitz/Kaiser Health News/TNS)

BOISE, Idaho

Standing outside the gun shop she co-owns, next to her SUV sporting “NRA” on the license plate, Christy Perry pledges full support for President Donald Trump.

“He’s doing a good job,” said Perry, a four-term Republican member of the Idaho legislature who has voted for a litany of conservative causes, including weakening labor unions, restricting abortion and boosting charter schools.

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