Eye On Boise

Rammell plans baboon ads in Senate race

The crowded GOP race for the retiring Sen. Larry Craig’s seat will swing onto the airwaves with the Super Bowl this Sunday, according to candidate Rex Rammell. The former elk rancher from eastern Idaho is spending $30,000 to purchase airtime across the state for a series of TV commercials featuring a baboon in the role of a senator, which Rammell then counters with, “It’s time for a new kind of senator.” A couple of the ads are posted on Rammell’s website, including one that his campaign spokesman, Chad Hammond, said likely won’t run – it shows the baboon making an obscene gesture.

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