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LaRocco: Winning Idaho One Handshake At A Time

"Former Idaho Congressman Larry LaRocco is serious about shaking 25,000 Idahoans’ hands during his campaign for lieutenant governor – he’s numbered the campaign brochures he hands out, to track his progress toward the 25,000-handshake goal. ... If the 25,000 mark seems unlikely, a look back to 1982 might suggest otherwise. That was the year LaRocco ran unsuccessfully for Congress against Republican Larry Craig, and he used a most unusual campaign strategy. He quit his job, and took a job in every county in the 1st Congressional District for a week at a time – including working at a Coeur d’Alene nursing home, building logging roads in Bonners Ferry, counseling displaced workers in Shoshone County, picking apples with migrant workers in Canyon County, working as a garbage man in Orofino, waiting tables at the Pancake House in McCall, and more."

For the rest of the post by Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise, click here.

Question: Does LaRocco have a chance against Repub Jim Risch?




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.










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