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Ex-GOP Candidate Baumbach Cited

It's been the kind of week that blurs the line between the political beat and the police blotter. On Thursday, the Ada County sheriff's office issued Lucas Baumbach a failure to obey citation, a misdemeanor. Baumbach, 33, ran for state Senate on the GOP ticket in 2010, losing to Boise Democratic Sen. Elliot Werk. He also ran unsuccessfully for Boise City Council in 2009. He may be best known for a video mashup, released the day before the 2010 GOP primary, showing wording similarities in speeches by GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward and President Obama. Ward lost the next day, and the video certainly didn't help/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

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Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/06/14/krichert/former_state_senate_city_council_candidate_arrested#storylink=twt#storylink=cpy

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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