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9 Senators Wanted McGee To Quit

Nine Idaho senators, including Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder, R-Boise, said they were outvoted on last week's vote on retaining Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, (pictured) in his No. 4 position in the Senate Republican caucus. The nine, in a statement issued Friday, said they want to clarify how they voted. They said media reports of the vote to retain McGee "led many of our constituents to mistakenly conclude that all members of the Senate GOP caucus voted to affirm support for Sen. McGee. ..." "Our constituents expect us to stand up for the convictions, principles and values we have said we represent and ... our constituents deserve to be reassured that their confidence in us us not misplaced." The signers of the statement, in addition to Winder, were Sens. Russ Fulcher, Dean Mortimer, Sheryl Nuxoll, Mitch Toryanski, Monty Pearce, Shirley McKague, Steve Vick and Lee Heider/Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: If you do the math, you'll notice that Steve Vick, R-Hayden Lake, was the only North Idaho senator who wanted John McGee to step down. What's up with the other 4 North Idaho senators?


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/01/20/1961342/nine-idaho-senators-say-they-wanted.html#storylink=twt#storylink=cpy



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