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Tue., Oct. 18, 2011, 11:18 a.m.

Trib: Why Rex Rammell Fascinates Us

If Rex Rammell's tale were strictly a political one, his 15 minutes of fame would be up. He lost last year's GOP gubernatorial primary to Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter by more than a 2-to-1 margin. He carried only two counties - Benewah and Idaho - which explains his move to the Grangeville area. Two years earlier, he did no better than 5 percent against U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho. In 2004, he got only 35.7 percent of the vote against state Rep. Mack Shirley, R-Rexburg. In 2002, he ran fourth in a five-way Republican primary for a seat in the Idaho House. He self-financed his campaigns while declaring bankruptcy/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Are you fascinated by the train wreck that has become Rex Rammell?




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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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