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Labrador, Ward Back Amendment Repeal

Item: Members of congressional delegation oppose repeal of 17th Amendment/Dustin Hurst, Idaho Reporter.

More Info: Boise Tea Party Inc.’s spokesman Russ Smerz asked if candidates would be in favor of repealing the result of Borah’s efforts. Many of the candidates – there were 10 of them on stage – gave mixed answers, but the two men in the state’s hottest congressional race agreed that they would support repealing the amendment. Republicans Rep. Raul Labrador, a state representative from Eagle, and Vaughn Ward, a Marine reservist, both battling for the right to face Democratic incumbent Walt Minnick in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, said they would be in favor of giving the right to choose senators back to state legislators

Question: Do you support repealing the 17th Amendment and giving the right to choose senators back to state legislators, including the Idaho Legislature?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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