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Kennedy: Recall Is Brannon All Over

A Coeur d'Alene City Councilman fresh off a contentious court battle for his council seat said the recall effort launched last week to oust him and three incumbents is similar to the 2010 court case he called a political attack. Mike Kennedy, who spent a year in the courtroom defending his then-5 vote victory over challenger Jim Brannon, told The Press "the core" group of people between both efforts makes the two hard to separate. "I do," said Kennedy on whether he believed the two were similar. "They are still appealing the election lawsuit from 2009 to the Idaho Supreme Court and it is the same core group of people involved. The two things are linked." Recall supports say that couldn't be farther from the truth. The two are completely separate, they said, and if some people involved in the recall effort were also involved in the election challenge lawsuit or anything else it is coincidental/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Is the attempt by Orzell-Souza-Sims & Co. to recall Mayor Sandi Bloem & three council members, including Kennedy, the second coming of the Jim Brannon election challenge?

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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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