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Wed., April 9, 2014, 11:40 a.m.

Mary: I Have Differences w/Goedde

In her latest newsletter, challenger Mary Souza (shown w/John Goedde in Duane Rasmussen photo) writes about her North Idaho College Republicans debate against Sen. John Goedde: When it was finally our turn, we were asked 5 questions covering these topics:  Our top priorities, State Health Exchange, Common Core, Urban Renewal and Guns on campus.  It was quite enlightening.  Here’s a quick synopsis what I recall about our answers, and I think you’ll quickly see some clear differences in our views.  Please remember we only had ONE minute to give our thoughts on very complex issues:

  • Top Priorities:
    Sen. John Goedde:  Education and jobs
    Mary Souza:  Protecting the rights of individuals and businesses from the overreach of the Fed. Gov. through the Obamacare Exchange, Common Core in schools, and the 36% of our state’s budget that currently comes from the Feds.
  • Guns on Campus Bill:
    Sen. John Goedde:  I voted against the bill.  (Then John went on to give an example of cars on a freeway and I couldn’t follow his logic at all, so I can’t relate the story to you, except to say it was very ambiguous.
    Mary Souza:  I am in favor of the measure.  I believe we are all safer when legal, responsible, educated and trained people are carrying guns. More here.

Question: What question would you like to ask both Mary & John?




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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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