Republican Sen. Mike Crapo on Monday asked 1st District GOP candidate Vaughn Ward to correct a campaign e-mail that Crapo says leaves the “inaccurate impression” Crapo has endorsed Ward. The Ward e-mail was sent Monday morning, less than 24 hours before polls open in his race with state Rep. Raul Labrador. The Ward e-mail included a quote from Crapo praising Ward and listed 47 people who have endorsed Ward, starting with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Crapo reiterated what he and his staff have told Ward and Ward’s campaign at least four times: Ward should not imply he has received Crapo’s nod over Labrador. Since he was elected to Congress in 1992, Crapo has never endorsed in a contested primary/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman More here.
Question: Seriously? How is it possible that Vaughn Ward is still making key mistakes on the day before the primary election?
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