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Wed., Jan. 5, 2011, 9:26 a.m.

DM: Some CdA GOPers Still Hate Raul

I believe that there exists a small haven of GOP malcontents in Kootenai County (CdA) that has NEVER gotten over the fact that Raul Labrador won the Primary over a candidate supported by them. The long knives are not yet obvious, but the tips of the bayonets are showing. I received a couple blog comments recently (since removed) from some folks from that area -- and it got me thinking. Raul's win in the GOP Primary was so devastating to many of the GOP stalwarts that it put them in a funk from which they just never exited. I look at those CdA GOP-ites who DID come forward to successfully propel Labrador's victory in 2010 and the list reads like a who's who from the Helen Chenoweth/Dennis Mansfield/Bill Sali races of 1994-2006. ... Yet, there were those who sat on their hands...and who vigorously opposed (and oppose, still) Labrador because ... because ... Because he is Raul Labrador - and because he won/Dennis Mansfield. More here.

Question: Is Dennis right? Do some Coeur d'Alene/Kootenai County GOPers still despise Rep-elect Raul Labrador?

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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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