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Question: Does Demo LaRocco Have A Chance?

"Former Idaho Congressman Larry LaRocco startled fellow Democrats with his last-minute move Friday to challenge GOP Lt. Gov. Jim Risch. Part of the surprise was that LaRocco didn't let party Chairman Richard Stallings know until about noon Friday he was eyeing the race, which already included Dan Romero of Nampa. Romero, a 20-year Army veteran who ran for Canyon County commissioner in 2004, was recruited by Stallings and the party's likely nominee for governor, Jerry Brady."

For the rest of the column by Dan Popkey/Idaho Statesman re: Larry LaRocco's surprise entry into the lt. gov's race, click here.

Question: Does Democrat Larry LaRocco have a chance to beat Repub Lt. Gov. Jim Risch? Or will Idaho's Republican majority and past sex scandal do him in?

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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.