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Edit: Indeed, He Isn’t Pete Cenarrusa

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, opinionator Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune cheers ... Penny Ysursa, who made clear Thursday what her husband, Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, has so far refused to say: State Rep. Lawerence (Boss) Denney, R-Midvale, has no business succeeding him. Secretary of State Ysursa has every reason to support Denney's Democratic opponent, state Rep. Holli Woodings, D-Boise. While Ysursa has championed your right to vote, Denney has worked to kick independents out of the GOP primary and has broached the idea of subjecting voters to fingerprinting.Penny Ysursa -- who served as a top elections officer under Ysursa's predecessor, Pete T. Cenarrusa -- had this to say in the Idaho Statesman: 'Where is Lloyd Bentsen when you need him? I keep reading or hearing Lawerence Denney comparing himself to former Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa. I worked for Pete Cenarrusa, I knew Pete Cenarrusa, he was a friend of mine. Lawerence Denney, you're no Pete Cenarrusa.' OK, Ben. It's your turn." Full Cheers & Jeers column here.

Question: Should Ben Ysursa follow his wife's lead and speak out against Lawerence Denney's candidacy?

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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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