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2nd District debate got quite heated; up next: Superintendent of Public Instruction

Wow. During the just-concluded televised debate, former Congressman Richard Stallings said “load of crap” while describing the push to have the state take over public lands. He also said “stupid” – lots of times. Current Congressman Mike Simpson decried his opponent’s language as “absurd” and “offensive,” particularly after Stallings said Republicans don’t like poor people. But Simpson, clearly riled, also said “hell.” It’ll be interesting to watch these two face off again on Idaho Public TV on Oct. 26.

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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