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Tue., May 6, 2008, 11:09 a.m.

EOB: Motorists line up for lower-priced gas

Cars started lining up at 8:30 this morning for what may be the most popular stunt of the campaign season: Congressional candidate Walt Minnick’s $2.26-a-gallon gas sale. From 10 to 11 a.m. Boise time, Minnick made up the difference between the sale price of $2.26 and the posted price of $3.59. Minnick, a Democrat, timed his event to coincide with incumbent GOP Rep. Bill Sali’s $1,000-a-plate “oil and gas industry luncheon” fundraiser in Washington, D.C. at the Hunan Dynasty restaurant (the luncheon was $250 for individuals, $1,000 for PACs). “For one hour today, while I’m talking to Idahoans about the high cost of gasoline, Bill Sali will sit down to lunch at a fundraiser and ask for money from oil lobbyists,” Minnick declared. “In 18 months he’s become a true Washington insider. What Idaho needs is a new approach and some simple fairness.”/Betsy Z. Russell, SR Eye on Boise – More here

Also: Sali responds

Question: What's the highest price you've paid for gas?

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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.