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Labrador Replies To Minnick’s Reply

Item: Labrador replies to Minnick’s reply on finance reform; Minnick’s manager calls truce/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman

More Info: The tit-for-tat over Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick’s vote for the new finance reform appears to be coming to a close — at least for the weekend. The final word looks to be a press release from GOP challenger Raul Labrador with a headline reading, “We can trade petty salvos, or we can engage in adult discussion.” Labrador’s statement includes this sharp line: “We could respond in kind to Mr. Minnick’s misinformed attacks by talking about his history of tax delinquency or his business bankruptcy, but I don’t think Idahoans want that kind of campaign. I sure don’t.” Minnick was late paying property taxes on four parcels in Ada County in 2001 and 2002.

Question: How nasty do you expect the 1st Congressional District race to become this fall?

Foster Returns Fire To Labrador Dig

Thursday afternoon at 5:30, 1st District Republican congressional nominee Raul Labrador issued a three-page news release blasting Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick’s June 30 vote for the financial reform law signed by the president Wednesday. Three hours later, Minnick campaign manager John Foster responded in kind, in an e-mail to reporters with the subject line “Correcting Raul’s financial illiteracy, plagiarism.” Labrador’s release was posted here at Idaho Politics in full at 6 p.m. Thursday/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: What do you make of this dust-up over finance reform?

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