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Kevin: Well, Isn’t This Special

From the University of Minnesota comes this snippet of curious — although not particularly useful — political trivia. By year’s end, Idaho may be the only state in the union to never hold a special election to fill a U.S. House vacancy, Idaho has shared this distinction with Nevada. But later this year, Nevada will hold a special election to succeed Republican Rep. Dean Heller, who was appointed this week to succeed John Ensign in the U.S. Senate. Part of this is a matter of happenstance. Idaho has never had a House member resign mid-term, and only one Idaho House member has died while in office/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: In what other ways do you consider Idaho politics unique?

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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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