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Crane, VanderWoude fight off challenges to keep House leadership posts

Idaho House Republicans have finally finished their leadership elections, and the outcome looks familiar: The same four leaders in office now will continue in the same posts. That means Assistant Majority Leader Brent Crane, R-Nampa, successfully fought off a challenge from Rep. Rick Youngblood, also a Nampa Republican; and Majority Caucus Chairman John VanderWoude, R-Nampa, held off a challenge from Rep. Janet Trujillo, R-Idaho Falls. House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, and Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, also won the support of their caucus to continue in their leadership posts.

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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