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Bonneville Cancels Mack Event

Bonneville County is hard-line conservative speaker Richard Mack’s latest on-again, off-again suitor in Idaho. As of Wednesday afternoon, Bonneville County’s commitment to Mack was off – for now. Mack had been scheduled to speak March 29 at a $15-per-ticket fundraiser for the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee and Republican women of both Jefferson and Fremont counties. But the groups canceled the event. Don Schanz, head of the Bonneville County Republicans, said the cancellation was not related to any controversy over Mack, but rather the difficulty of preparing for his appearance so soon after last week’s caucus. “In fact, I talked to a number of people who were excited about (the event),” Schanz said. “I didn’t even know that there was anyone that would resist it”/Sven Berg, Post Register. More here.

DFO: The Spokesman-Review is preparing a weekend story about Mack's appearance in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene later this month.

Question: Had you heard of Richard Mack before the local controversy erupted?

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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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