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Mon., May 19, 2014, 8:17 a.m.

EOB: Debate Circus Miffs Fulcher

GOP candidate for governor Russ Fulcher is decrying last week’s gubernatorial debate, saying incumbent Gov. Butch Otter’s insistence on including two marginal candidates created a “circus atmosphere.” The antics of Harley Brown and Walt Bayes drew national attention, and the debate footage went viral on social media. “As a result, the ‘debate’ turned from a serious discussion regarding the position for Idaho’s chief executive, to a mockery of the Republican Party and of Idaho,” Fulcher said. “Clearly, the governor wanted to take time away from me and minimize exposure to his failed record as governor.” Fulcher said, “When I am governor, I will not subject my party or my state to this type of public humiliation”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Now that all is said and almost done, do you think the cuh-razy gubernatorial debate last week will have an effect on the outcome of the governor's race?

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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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