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Tue., Oct. 12, 2010, 9:04 a.m.

Batt endorses Labrador, cites Minnick’s ads

Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt has issued the following statement on the 1st Congressional District race:

"Walt Minnick has made some courageous votes in Congress, usually reflecting the views of most Idahoans. Nevertheless, it is imperative that this nation reverse the headlong rush toward fiscal insolvency taking place under the Democratic leadership. We must replace Speaker Pelosi and her crew of Democrats. Therefore, I am endorsing Mr. Raul Labrador for Congress. I supported Mr. Labrador's opponent in the primary election and had intended to refrain from public comment during the period leading to the general election. But Mr. Minnick's dishonest attempt to warp Mr. Labrador's views on illegal immigration have prompted me to break my silence. I'm backing Raul Labrador for congressman from Idaho's 1st District."

Click here for more on this from Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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