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Rammell: Risch elk order was a crime

Independent Senate candidate Rex Rammell is going after Republican rival Jim Risch again over Risch’s order to kill elk that escaped from Rammell’s elk farm in 2006, when Risch was governor; he’s already filed a civil lawsuit. “The attorneys have just stumbled onto some law and they believe the case can be made, and we’re going to file charges that Jim Risch broke the law, and not only broke the law, committed a felony,” Rammell told Eye on Boise. He’s holding press conferences today, first this morning in Fremont County, and then this afternoon outside the Idaho Supreme Court. In an interview yesterday with the Idaho Press Tribune’s editorial board, Rammell discussed his plan; read the Press Tribune story here. Risch’s campaign told the Press Tribune it’s up to prosecutors whether charges are filed, and said Rammell’s pitch is just “Rex trying to drum up publicity.”

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

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