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Stapilus: Hart-Rawls Race 1 Of 10 Worth Watching

The hard-core anti-tax crowd among Idaho Republicans elected a legislator close to their heart to the U.S. House last cycle, and maybe the legislator closest to them now is (House District 3B Rep. Phil) Hart (pictured), a serious anti-taxer who has battled over his own taxes with the IRS. (A rousing endorsement quote from Bill Sali is prominent on Hart’s main web page.) His opposition comes from (David) Rawls, formerly a school district superintendent - not usually the kind of resume GOP primary voters warm to. Here again, Hart is favored (he’s had a number of primary challenges before) but the results in this race may serve as a localized measure of Sali-style politics/Randy Stapilus, Ridenbaugh Press. More here

Question: Can former Coeur d'Alene schools superintendent David Rawls overcome hard right support for state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, to win in the GOP primary?

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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.