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Tue., May 20, 2014, 1:39 p.m.

Predictions?

OK, I'll go first. I think Gov. Butch Otter will win the GOPrimary guv nomination with 55-58 percent of the vote. All the other statewide officials aligned with his ticket will win easily, too, except in the four-way races. John Eynon has a decent chance of winning the four-way race for Superintendent of Schools because he has the Tea Party is his corner against three others who support Common Core standards, to some extent. Former House Speaker Lawerence Denney could ride the Tea Party/Duck Dynasty wave to a tight win over Phil McGrane in the Secretary of State race. Locally, I think it's going to be a good day for Reasonable Republicans with the exception of the commissioners office, where Marc Eberlein ends Todd Tondee's tenure at 10 years and sets up the prospect that the Tea Party will control two of the three seats. In the legislative races, I expect Pat Whalen to retire state Sen. Bob Nonini. At long last.

Question: Anyone else want to make guesses?




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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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