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Thu., March 6, 2014, 8:49 a.m.

Cracks In Risch’s Armor

Idaho Senator Jim Risch’s cruise to easy re-election just may not be the lock Republicans would like to think. A poll of 773 Idaho voters (the margin of error is +/- 3.5%) during late February by Public Policy Polling revealed some potential problems for the often acerbic, staunchly conservative senator who is the 15th most wealthy member of Congress. The numbers have to be heartening for Risch challenger Nels Mitchell, a successful Boise born and raised attorney seeking his first public office. There are two key numbers that incumbents, pundits and lobbyists give careful scrutiny:  the favorability number and the re-elect.  Both in the case of Risch signal potential problems/Chris Carlson, Carlson Chronicles. More here.

Question: Do you have a favorable/unfavorable view of U.S. Sen. Jim Risch?

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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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