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Labrador: Repeal 17th Amendment

Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick said GOP nominee Raul Labrador’s support for repealing the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ”crazy,“ while Labrador countered that returning the election of U.S. senators to legislatures would boost states’ rights and cut government. The debate Wednesday on KBOI-AM (670) also included sharp exchanges on the leadership of the next Congress and on immigration. Labrador defended his view that ordinary voters should lose a right they gained when the Constitution was amended in 1913. ”I have a consistent philosophy about government and the importance of states’ rights,“ he said/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Would you prefer to have the state Legislature elect Idaho's U.S. senators rather than Idaho voters?

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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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