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Wed., May 1, 2013, 10:07 a.m.

Smylie Eyeing Superintendent Run?

Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News has a fascinating post this morning about the prospect of former GOP Rep. Steve Smylie of Boise making another run at Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna next year. Luna, who beat Smylie by fewer than 900 votes in the 2006 GOP primary, has seen his brand significantly damaged by the overwhelming defeat of his “Students Come First” reforms in November. Luna hasn’t announced a bid for a third term. But he’s said that if his friend and “Students Come First” partner, Gov. Butch Otter, seeks a third term that will make him more likely to run again. Smylie told Richert he’s “resisting” calls to run again and sounds lukewarm about the fundraising duties a campaign would bring/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Will you support a re-election bid by Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna?

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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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