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Court Candidates Exchange Barbs

Breck Seiniger and Joel Horton. The moderator at the podium is Melissa Davlin of Idaho Public TV; the two reporters at the desk are Rebecca Boone of the AP and Betsy Russell of The Spokesman-Review. (Photo: Aaron Kunz/Idaho Public TV)

Two candidates for the Idaho Supreme Court traded barbs and argued about the meaning of fairness for ordinary people during a televised debate Friday. Justice Joel Horton called challenger Breck Seiniger “a representative of special interests,” prompting Seiniger to retort, “I guess the special interests we’re talking about are the average, ordinary citizens like you people watching out there, who get hurt, who have a problem with the government, who have a property dispute – that’s who I represent.” The event, part of the “Idaho Debates” sponsored by the Idaho Press Club and the League of Women Voters, was broadcast statewide on Idaho Public Television; Idaho’s primary election is May 20/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

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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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