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Dan: Sandi, Mike Fear McEuen Fallout

Item: Kennedy not long for council: Also squelches mayoral rumor/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: Kennedy supported McEuen Field's reconstruction, now well underway. He is the second of the four park supporting incumbents targeted in the recall not seeking re-election. Mayor Sandi Bloem is the other. The two remaining council members, Woody McEvers and Deanna Goodlander, haven't declared. City Councilman Dan Gookin (pictured) said McEuen Park will be a mandate this election, as it was in 2011. He said regardless of what incumbents say, a major decision not to rerun is because victory at the polls will be hard to achieve over of the public's dissatisfaction with McEuen Park. “I think that's absolutely why they don't run,” Gookin said. “They don't want to face an angry mob”/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you think that, deep down, Mayor Sandi Bloem and Councilman Mike Kennedy decided not to run for re-election because they feared facing fallout for supporting McEuen Field reconstruction?


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