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Malek announces for Congress

Luke Malek chats with his mother after his announcement that he's running for Congress. His brother is in the background. (Duane Rasmussen photo)
Luke Malek chats with his mother after his announcement that he's running for Congress. His brother is in the background. (Duane Rasmussen photo)

Maybe it was the worst-kept secret in town.

Nonetheless, there was still a slight air of drama Tuesday evening on the sun-splashed deck of his lake-view law office.

Despite the casual surroundings, with the star of the show dressed as a proper Idahoan in jeans and an open-necked shirt, there was the sense that this was a moment of seriousness.

“I’m Luke Malek and I’m running for Congress,” said the three-term Republican state legislator to open the proceedings — consciously or subconsciously taking the nearly identical phrasing used repeatedly in a movie called “The American President”/Steve Cameron, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.




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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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