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Sat., June 17, 2006, 1:33 a.m.

Question: Should Idaho Close Party Primaries?

Issue: GOP may endorse closed primaries: Keeping Democratic voters out of primary races would require a change in state law/Idaho Statesman

DFO: This is a horrible idea, if for no other reason than the fact that many races feature only Repub candidates -- for example, the three District 3 legislative races and one Kootenai County commissioner race. If the primaries are closed, only Republicans will have the opportunity to decide who represents them in races like this.

Question: Would you support closed primaries to prevent Idaho Democrats from voting in Republican races?

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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.