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Regan, Sims Back RRepub Candidates

On Friday, Jeff Selle of the Coeur d'Alene Press reported that three families have contributed a considerable amount of money to Mary Souza's mayoral campaign: $6000 of her $29,223 from six members of the Damiano family; and $4000 from former Coeur d'Alene school trustee Brent Regan and three other members of his family. Additionally, state Sen. Kathy Sims ($500) and her daughter, Rita ($1000), contributed $1500 combined. Souza campaign finance report here. Regan and the Sims family also made large contributions to the three Reagan Republican candidates aligned with Souza:

Question: I'm surprised that mayoral candidate Mary Souza's campaign coffers runneth over, while the other Reagan Republican candidates on her informal ticket are digging in their own pockets for loads to fund their campaigns.

Goodlander Won’t Seek 5th Term

Item: Goodlander won't run: Cd'A City Council member says four terms is enough/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: Coeur d'Alene City Council member Deanna Goodlander said Tuesday she will not seek a fifth term on the council. Goodlander said she's leaving the post on her terms, confident that qualified candidates will replace her and continue moving the city toward a vision of progress. She listed a number of accomplishments she's proud to have been a part of in her 16 years, including the construction of the Coeur d'Alene Library, three new fire stations, partnering to build Kroc Community Center and creating a positive working environment at City Hall.

Question: How will the departures of Mayor Sandi Bloem and council members Mike Kennedy and Deanna Goodlander change the tone of the 2013 Coeur d'Alene city elections?

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