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Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 8:42 a.m.

GOP Legislators Dump Denney

Three-term Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney, arguably the most powerful member of the Idaho Legislature, lost his leadership post tonight to rival Rep. Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, in a dramatic political upset. The ouster, which happened during closed-door legislative caucus elections, marked the first time in three decades that a top Idaho legislative leader has been deposed by his own party. It came as top Idaho Senate leaders held off challenges, keeping their leadership team in place; and House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, survived a challenge to keep his post despite Denney’s ouster/Betsy Russell, SR. More here.

Question: Are you surprised that Idaho GOP House members would dump Lawerence Denney as House Speaker?

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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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