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Wed., May 21, 2014, 3:40 p.m.

Otter, Fulcher Kiss, Make Up

Otter emerged the winner but was nowhere to be seen at the Republican bash on election night Tuesday. "I just didn't want to jinx myself," the governor said, about not making a public appearance. "I was concerned it was so close." But Republican unity in Idaho was the theme the day after as winners and losers in the GOP primary gathered in a show of solidarity on the steps of the statehouse. "We're going to work in lockstep to try and make things better," said Fulcher, of Meridian, who gave up his leadership position in the Senate to run against Otter in the primary. "Some of the points I was trying to make during the campaign resonated with the governor and with the people"/KBOI. More here.

Question: Ron Rankin used to say that he didn't mind losing elections -- until he won two of them -- as long as you pushed your party closer to your position. Has Russ Fulcher and the Liberty Caucus pushed the Idaho GOP closer to their position as a result of the hard-fought GOPrimary?




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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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