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Former Gov. Phil Batt endorses Robyn Brody; House Speaker Bedke endorses Curt McKenzie

Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt today announced that he’s endorsing Robyn Brody for the Idaho Supreme Court. “Like other Idaho voters, I’ve been doing my research on the Supreme Court race.  I’ll be voting for Robyn Brody for Supreme Court and hope my fellow Idahoans will do the same,” Batt said in a statement. “Robyn has been running a straight up fair race, is the highest ranked candidate by many leaders in the legal community, and will be strong supporter of Idaho’s Constitution.”

Brody said, “I’m truly grateful for the supportive words from Governor Batt.  He is a true statesman whose support runs deep through Idaho.”

Meanwhile, House Speaker Scott Bedke announced recently that he’s endorsing rival Curt McKenzie. Bedke, who had endorsed Clive Strong in the four-way primary for the open court seat last spring, said in a statement, “I am supporting Senator McKenzie for the Idaho Supreme Court. We worked together on a number of issues including public school funding, expansion of second amendment rights, and limiting government regulations. I believe Curt will protect private property and water rights, which are vital to our economy." 

McKenzie said, “I appreciate the support of my colleagues in the Idaho Legislature. It’s gratifying to know that those who have worked with me most closely trust me to uphold the Constitution on Idaho’s highest court.”

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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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