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Butch Raise Beaucoup $$$ w/North Idaho Ball

In case you were wondering about the “North Idaho Governor’s Ball” that took place at the Coeur d’Alene Resort last week, it was not a state event, but instead was a fundraiser for Gov. Butch Otter’s campaign fund, modeled after similar events he held when he was serving in Congress (then called “North Idaho Congressional Ball”). According to Jason Lehosit of Otter’s campaign, the event drew more than 300 people at $50 a head, and featured country music and dancing to the Kelly Hughes Band along with speeches from Otter and Lt. Gov. Jim Risch. “Everybody had a great time,” Lehosit said. “It was black tie optional, so there some people in tuxedos, and people in suits.” Risch, when he was governor, also held a similar North Idaho event shortly after he took office/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: Did any of you HBOers attend the Governor’s fund-raising ball?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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