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Rammell mulling move north

Here's a news item from the Lewiston Tribune, via The Associated Press:  GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) — For erstwhile Idaho gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell, home may be where his voters are. Rammell, a veterinarian who ran second in May 25's Republican gubernatorial primary to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, may be moving from eastern Idaho to northcentral Idaho's Idaho County. It was one of just two counties won last month by Rammell, who ran as the darling of tea party Republicans. He got 1,510 votes in Idaho County, Otter only won 1,296. While campaigning, Rammell says he took a liking to the region's geography, its big game and its people — especially those who picked him. He told the Lewiston Tribune it "I'm popular up there." He also says there's a shortage of large-animal veterinarians. He plans to spend the summer, to see if he wants to stay for good.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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