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Luna/Otter Run Into Sledgehammer

By most metrics, Tuesday was a business-as-usual Republican election night in Idaho. Mitt Romney, an adopted favorite son, ran up 64.5 percent of the vote, up from John McCain’s 61.5 percent four years earlier. Reps. Raul Labrador (63 percent) and Mike Simpson (65.1 percent) were handily re-elected to Congress. The legislative races were a wash. When the 2013 session convenes, the GOP will again control 57 of 70 House seats and 28 of 35 Senate seats. But on the biggest races of the night, Idaho’s Republican machine found itself on the wrong end of a sledgehammer/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Will the Idaho GOP learn from its bad miscalculations on Luna “reform” laws?

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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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