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Mon., Sept. 16, 2013, 3:48 p.m.

Key Factor In CdA Races: Ideology?

In a Ridenbaugh Press blog post, Randy Stapilus maintains -- and I believe correctly -- that the main issue in the Coeur d'Alene city elections is one of ideology, not McEuen Field:

But the bigger factor in Coeur d’Alene is ideology. Bloem has been on the moderate side, but battles between moderates and the hard-core Kootenai Republican organizations (which take little notice of the fact that city offices are non-partisan) have been ongoing for years. Bloem and three council members beat a fierce recall attempt only last year, and the nerves are still raw. The issue – the surface issue – was over renovation of the city’s McEuen Park, but the real disagreements are broader. McEuen is back as a campaign issue, but the core disputes run much deeper. Full post here.

Question: Is the real battle in the Coeur d'Alene city races one of ideology -- with groups like the Reagan Republicans trying to export their politics -- or one of specific issues?

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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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