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Rep. Nesset to run for Stegner’s Senate seat

Here's a news item from the Associated Press and Lewiston Tribune: LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — State Rep. Jeff Nesset says he'll make a run for the Idaho Senate in 2012.The Lewiston Republican plans to seek the seat that was vacated by Sen. Joe Stegner, who resigned from the state Legislature last month so he could take a new job as the chief lobbyist for the University of Idaho. The Lewiston Tribune reports ( ) Nesset was first elected to the Idaho House in 2010. He was not among the final three candidates that Republican leaders have recommended to serve out the remainder of Stegner's seventh term. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is expected to name Stegner's replacement for the 2012 session by the end of the month. Nesset says he's long been interested in filling Stegner's seat once the senator left office.

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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