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Risch: Jeers To Extremist Risch

In his latest Cheers & Jeefs column, Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune offers jeers to U.S. Sen. Jim Risch:

First, Congressional Quarterly Magazine ranked him President Obama's No. 1 adversary in the Senate. Risch has voted against the president 73.3 percent of the time - far and away more than anyone else. Crapo, ranked third, voted 70.9 percent of the time against Obama's agenda.Then the National Journal once again named Risch the most conservative member of the Senate. He earned the same rating last year. Crapo came in 10th. There was a time when getting labeled as an extremist would be an embarrassment. Risch trumpeted both. Complete Cheers & Jeers column here.

Question: Will Risch's complete resistance to President Obama's agenda come back to haunt Idaho, which is heavily dependent on federal dollars?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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