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IACI tries again to defeat Sen. Corder, after failing in 2008

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry is spending thousands to help its chosen candidate win in a primary between two southern Idaho Republican incumbents. The pro-business group's political action committee reported $5,500 in independent expenditures to support Sen. Bert Brackett of Rogerson over Sen. Tim Corder of Mountain Home. IACI president Alex LaBeau said Friday his group distributed thousands of pro-Brackett flyers featuring praise from Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter. The reason Otter agreed to pitch in to oust Corder appears clear. Corder opposed the governor's coveted $35 million income tax cut during the 2012 session, Brackett supported it. LaBeau says he plans additional expenditures to help Brackett before May 15's primary. In choosing sides, IACI is resurrecting its 2008 fight with Corder. That backfired, however, when Corder won easily.

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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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