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ICB: 17th Amendment Repeal? Not Now

One of Idaho's most active and connected bloggers says the Idaho Republican Party's endorsement of the repeal of direct election of U.S. senators is untimely and unwise. In a posting Monday night, the anonymous blogger who often interviews top Republicans surveyed the history of the issue and included comments from Idaho elected officials. The posting concluded with this: "ICB feels this is a debate worth having but this year, this very important election cycle is not the time to divide the party or voters on one issue. An old quote comes to mind, 'Pick your battles wisely.' This battle at this time is not wise"/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: I consider the push to repeal the 17th Amendment (the direct election of U.S. senators by citizens rather than the Legislature) the goofiest thing in the Idaho Republican platform. How about you?




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