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Fri., June 11, 2010, 9:37 a.m.

Trillhaase: Jeers To Idaho Reporter

IdahoReporter.com says Craig "averaged about $44,500 a year during his first four years in the Senate, while Minnick averaged roughly $30,000 a quarter in his first 15 months in office." Not only is Minnick supposedly a profligate, he's accused of hypocrisy too. Except for one thing: What this "a free news service that provides comprehensive, factual, non-opinionated and non-ideological coverage of state government" failed to mention was that Minnick hasn't come close to spending the wads of cash his Republican predecessor, Bill Sali, burned through by sending out his junk mail to voters. Sali, the one-termer Minnick defeated in 2008, spent $214,249 - 15 percent of his office budget -- in 2008 and $112,424 in 2007/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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