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No proximate detracting here

Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis is known for holding forth at great length, in intricate lawyer’s language that’s not easily quoted. So in typical fashion, the Idaho Falls Republican announced after long months of reflection Tuesday that he’s made a decision on whether to run for the Idaho Supreme Court - he’s not running, at least not this year. Instead, he’ll run for re-election to the Senate.

Among his reasons, Davis pointed to his role as majority leader, which naturally requires politicking that may not suit the “dignified and honorable elections” needed for the high court.

In true Davis-speak, he said, “That political advocacy or defense, proximate to a judicial election, may detract from the non-partisan approach that such elections are entitled.”

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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