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LeFavour: Pity Moderate R’s In Idaho Legislature

I know how hard it is to be a Democrat but being a moderate Republican might just be harder in here and may produce lesser, more stressful results. It is the fear thing. Fear of your own party. Something about party allegiance, where, under this kind of conservative leadership, you might pay dearly for stepping out of the fold. We Democrats don’t bother MaryLou, but Tom Trail, Mark Snodgrass, Leon Smith and Carlos Bilbao have paid for representing their districts and may still be paying for who they voted for as speaker or how they voted on something or how they spoke out and objected to a process or a piece of legislation. But that’s what is feeding the fear, all this tension, all these primaries, a year of fear of primaries/Rep. Nicole LeFavour. More here

Related: On local option, and party discipline/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman

Question: Would you rather be a Democrat or a moderate Republican in an Idaho Legislature dominated by very conservative leaders?


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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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