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Nonini Eyes Hammond Senate Seat

Shortly after Coeur d'Alene Sen. Jim Hammond announced his plans not to run for re-election on Thursday, Rep. Bob Nonini declared the same day that he will campaign for Hammond's seat instead. "I wanted to get it out there. I've been thinking about it and talking to Sen. Hammond for weeks," said Nonini, who has won four elections and served eight years in the state House. After six years as chair of the House Education Committee, Nonini said, he felt it was time to move forward and let another House member take on that role. "If I'm successful running for Senate, I'll give up my seniority, obviously, but I just think it's the natural progression for me," the Coeur d'Alene Republican said. "I think I could do a good job over there"/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: How would you rate Nonini's overall job as a legislator in the state House of Representatives?

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