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P.S. Game Changer? Or Dirty Trick?

In the comments section, Larry Spencer is excited about a political sign that Boise talk shower Austin Hill is calling a “game-changer” for the Minnick campaign (the one above). But a closer look at the small print below the main wording tells a very different story: “Paid for by Ron Lahr and not authorized by any candidate or candidates committee.” It gives a Post Falls address. Minnick aide John Foster adamantly told Hucks Online that Minnick’s campaign had nothing to do with this sign. He considers it a dirty political trick and is “exploring legal options” re: campaign finance laws. Later, in the comments section under this post, Lahr, a Reagan Republican, writes: “The sign is just a reminder to people that Minnick is a Democrat since his own campaign materials neglect to mention it. A dirty trick? Hardly.”

  • Originally posted at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday

Question: Do you consider this to be a dirty trick or clever politics?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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