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Fri., April 4, 2014, 2:34 p.m.

Schindelbeck Amused Chico Voters

In fall 2012, Idaho legislative candidate Toby Schindelbeck ran unsuccessfully for the Chico (Calif.) City Council, after moving from nearby Paradise, Calif., to do so. Robert Speer of the Chico News Review discussed Schindelbeck in Sept. 20, 2012, column: "To local journalists, Chico City Council candidate Toby Schindelbeck is good copy, as we say in the trade: He’s a conservative firebrand — passionate, controversial and not afraid to shake things up. But he also has a tendency, as President Obama so famously said of Mitt Romney, “to shoot first and aim later.” There have been several examples of this. First there was his insistence, at a Tea Party rally in April, that low-income housing draws crime—a charge not borne out by police data. Then, in May, he publicly blamed the City Council for the closure of Fire Station 5, when it was the fire chief’s decision. That charge—and the threatening emails council members received as a result—upset even the conservatives on the panel." More here. H/T: Joker


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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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