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Idaho Blogs: Minnick’s Horrible Ad

Former Idaho Governor Phil Batt has come out for Raul Labrador. The reason? Walt Minnick’s deceptive ad. Batt had endorsed Vaughn Ward in the spring and had intended to stay out of this race, ”but Mr. Minnick’s dishonest attempt to warp Mr. Labrador’s views on illegal immigration have prompted me to break my silence.” … Now, this is a huge move. Batt sat out the last two elections for U.S. House, not backing Bill Sali. Batt is still a respected voice in the State and very popular, and this may be a sign that some of the Republican establishment folks who have not been on board may be getting on board.  More importantly, many Independent voters who Minnick absolutely needs to win re-election will be taking what Batt says into consideration/Adam Graham, Adam’s Blog. More here.

Question: Let me ask again: Did Minnick hurt himself with his controversial first immigration ad — or are Republicans spinning the fall-out?

Hucks Poll: Otter More Of A Cowboy

  • Cowboy In Chief: Overwhelmingly, you Merry Hucksters say that Gov. Butch Otter is more of a cowboy that Democratic challenger Keith Allred. 89 of 123 (72.36%) respondents said Otter was more of a cowboy, while 34 of 123 (27.64%) respondents said Allred was.
  • Wednesday Poll: By a narrow margin (45 of 93, 48.39%), respondents voted that incumbent Walt Minnick shouldn’t pull his ad targetting Republican Raul Labrador’s immigration record. 42 of 93 (45.16%) said he should. 6 were undecided.
  • Today’s Poll (in lefthand rail): Are you bothered that a fund-raiser in Puerto Rico is being held tonight for Republican Raul Labrador?

Jorgenson Condemns Minnick Attack Ad

I have had several disagreements with Raul Labrador over the past four years with respect to legislation in the Idaho Legislature.  Many of my comments towards him have reflected the passion of which I hold for fighting the terrible scourge of illegal immigration in our nation and in the great state of Idaho.  I openly supported his challenger in the primary.  While I have not spoken with Rep. Labrador in many months, if he were elected to Congress I would probably still disagree with some elements of how he would fight illegal immigration.   I would certainly hope he considers some of my positions on the subject. However, none of the passion I have reserved for my disagreement with Rep. Labrador can compare with how appalled and disappointed I was when I viewed the attack ad that Walt Minnick released yesterday against him/State Sen. Mike Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake. More here.

Question: Do you think Minnick wishes he could get a do-over on this one?

Liberal Daily Kos Calls Minnick A Bigot

In the Daily Kos, the main blogger blasts Congressman Walt Minnick’s controversial, new ad re: challenger Raul Labrador’s role as an immigration lawyers. Kos states: “I expect Republicans to be bigoted assholes. It’s particularly heinous when Democrats do it.” Kos continues: “Minnick is up 20 in the polls, while his opponent is broke and has zero institutional support (he’s a teabagger who beat the establishment’s choice). It’s a done race, yet Minnick decides to be a bigot anyway by attacking his opponent’s work as an immigration lawyer.” You can read the rest of his post and view the video for yourself by following this link here.

Question: Will the attack by the Daily Kos hurt Minnick?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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