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House Dems choose Rusche, Burgoyne and Pence as leaders

The House Democratic Caucus has announced its leadership contest results. Rep. John Rusche, D-Lewiston, will continue as minority leader. Rep. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, was chosen as assistant minority leader, and Rep. Donna Pence, D-Gooding, will be the new caucus chair. All three were uncontested for the leadership posts. The previous assistant leader and caucus chair, Reps. Elfreda Higgins of Garden City and Brian Cronin of Boise, didn't seek re-election.

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

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