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Thu., Oct. 28, 2010, 11:48 a.m.

Minnick: Rival is ‘out of mainstream’

Walt Minnick was listing off reasons why he contends rival Raul Labrador is "so far out of the mainstream," from his positions on withdrawing from the United Nations to his support for repealing popular election of U.S. senators, and concluded, "He would deny his own daughter ... the right to terminate a pregnancy if it were caused by rape or incest." Labrador hit back, "I'm so far out of the mainstream that I was re-elected with 70 percent of the vote in my legislative district. I'm so far out of the mainstream that even the Idaho Statesman says that this is a dead heat, even though he's spending $2 million to assassinate my character and I'm only spending $500,000. ... The people of Idaho like my views."

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