In a column for the Ridenbaugh Press, Chris Carlson of Carlson Chronicles analyzes a rumor from House District 7 that state Rep. Shannon McMillan is considering resigning after the current session is over -- in favor of her son, Jim:
"The son is a knowledgable attorney in Wallace, somewhat of an expert on water law. He understands even if his mother does not that most voters don’t particularly cotton to this type of backroom orchestrating. Compounding such a scenario is that there will again be a primary challenge to McMillan even if it is Jim instead of Shannon, from Shauna Hillman. She is the popular manager of Wallace’s Northern Pacific Train Depot, is active in chamber and commmunity affairs, and plans to start doorbelling in Grangeville and Orofino soon. She recognizes she started late last time but has learned. Mining and timber interests in Shoshone County are expected to support her again." This bit of info is near the bottom of a column in which Carlson hands out "Dummies" awards here.