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Rivals for Idaho Supreme Court face off in debate televised statewide

Breck Seiniger, left, and Idaho Supreme Court Justice Joel Horton, right, debate during the
Breck Seiniger, left, and Idaho Supreme Court Justice Joel Horton, right, debate during the "Idaho Debates" broadcast on Friday night. Seiniger is running against Horton, who is seeking another six-year term on the court. (Idaho Public TV / Aaron Kunz)

The very definition of fairness was hotly debated by two rivals for the Idaho Supreme Court tonight, as Justice Joel Horton and challenger Breck Seiniger faced off in a televised debate. Horton called Seiniger “a representative of special interests,” prompting Seiniger to retort, “I guess the special interests we’re talking about are the average, ordinary citizens like you people watching out there, who get hurt, who have a problem with the government, who have a property dispute – that’s who I represent.”

The taped debate, part of the “Idaho Debates” sponsored by the Idaho Press Club and the League of Women Voters, was broadcast statewide on Idaho Public Television tonight. Idaho’s primary election is May 20. In addition to primary races for partisan offices, the election includes the final decision in the nonpartisan Supreme Court race. You can read my full story here at spokesman.com.




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