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High Noon: Luna For Idaho Governor?

Idaho schools chief Tom Luna was at dinner with his wife, Cindy, after his “Students Come First” education reforms cleared the 2011 Legislature, when a stranger stopped by his table. “This guy I’d never met came up and said, ‘Word on the street is you’re the next governor,’ “Luna said, relaxing in his Nampa home’s dining room. “The next day I was driving to work and somebody rolled down their window and flipped me off. I called Cindy and I said, ‘Okay, we’re about 50-50.”’ Hand gestures aside, Luna’s catalyst role behind reforms coveted by Idaho conservatives — they promote Internet classes and slash union negotiating power — puts him in position to vie to be Idaho’s next state chief executive, provided he wants the Republican nomination and Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter bows out of a third term, which he could still seek/John Miller, AP. More here.

Question: Would you like to see Tom Luna and/or Raul Labrador run for governor in 2014 if/when Butch Otter steps down?

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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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