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Popkey: Sen. McGee’s Post Looks Safe

Sen. John McGee’s guilty plea to misdemeanor DUI last week appears to have satisfied his GOP colleagues, most of whom appear content to keep him in leadership. Among those backing McGee is Sen. Dean Mortimer of Idaho Falls, who lost the race for majority caucus chairman to McGee in December. “Sen. McGee did an exceptionally good job as caucus chairman this year, better than I probably could have done,” Mortimer said. “I feel comfortable right now with where we’re at.” McGee, of Caldwell, has declined to reply to repeated requests for comment. But he has been speaking with the 28-member caucus he represents to the media/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Does it matter to you whether Sen. John McGee continues as majority caucus chairman?

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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