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Why Partisans In Nonpartisan Race?

A voter in the Zone 4 race between appointed Trustee Ann Seddon and Dave Eubanks called Huckleberries to complain re: Seddon's political yard signs in his neighborhood, by the Coeur d'Alene Public Golf Course. “She identifies herself as a 'Republican' in three-inche letters across the bottom,” the caller said. “Isn't that a violation of school election rules.” He said his wife was very upset re: injecting partisan politics into a nonpartisan race. I gave him a quick run-down of the scorched-earth tactics of the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans. And wished him good luck, if he tries to back an issue of the partisanship with trustees whom all owe their elective positions to the Republican brand. We concluded by discussing the hospital elections in which we agreed that 3 of the 4 candidates were qualified: Liese Razzato, Neil Nemec and Jim Pierce. Neither of us knew much about Donna Montgomery, other than that she's a card-carrying Republican. Which makes her a favorite, whether or not she's qualified to be on a hospital board.

Question: Tired of partisans running for nonpartisan races yet?

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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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