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Ybarra launches campaign slogan contest, snark ensues…

Sherri Ybarra, the GOP candidate for state superintendent of schools, has launched a contest on her campaign website asking people to pick a campaign slogan for her, Idaho Education News reports today. “We are looking for something imaginative, smart or just simply great, to ‘stick in the minds’ of voters,” Ybarra’s website said. “The phrase should be short enough to fit on magnets, stickers, or bumper stickers.” The deadline is Oct. 21, two weeks before Election Day; three winners will receive Kindle Fire readers.

Kevin Richert of Idaho EdNews reports that the contest is getting some discussion on Facebook, after the Idaho Press-Tribune highlighted it there – including some snark, and a couple of suggested slogans that urge voters to elect Ybarra’s opponent, Democratic candidate Jana Jones. You can read Richert’s full report here.

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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