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Senator brings colleague’s election challenger on a job-shadow

A young man in a suit who just turned 21 a month ago is doing a job-shadow of Sen. Steven Thayn in the Idaho Senate this week – at the same time he’s running against one of Thayn’s colleagues, Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint.

Christian Fioravant, who moved to Bonners Ferry about a year and a half ago, filed as a Constitution Party candidate for the Senate seat on Dec. 30.    Thayn, who began shepherding Fioravant around the Capitol on Tuesday, didn’t know Fioravant was a candidate until Keough told him on the Senate floor that morning.

“Hopefully Sen. Keough’s a good sport about this,” said Thayn, R-Emmett. “Constitution Party people never win elections. I mean, I don’t think she’s too threatened.” Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, was surprised. “It’s not something I would have done, I guess I can say that,” he said. You can read my full story here at spokesman.com.


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

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