Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Huckleberries Online

Only Ysursa Can Stop Denney

(State Rep. Lawerence) Denney is the Republican nominee in a Republican state running for a relatively obscure state office. About the only person who might stop him is Secretary of State Ben Ysursa. Ysursa hasn't been shy about standing up against Denney. He opposed closing the primary. He defended the redistricting commission. He even forced allies of Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter to disclose who gave them $200,000 to defend the Luna Laws in the last election. Ysursa also has walked right up to the line of opposing Denney. He supported Ada County Chief Deputy Phil McGrane over Denney in the primary. But now that Denney has signaled his intention to undo Ysursa's legacy, how can he not speak up? By endorsing Woodings, Ysursa likely would encourage county clerks to follow his lead. He'd also bring along many Republicans who are privately grumbling about Denney/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Is Secretary of State Ben Ysursa the only person who can stop Lawerence Denney from taking over control of state elections?

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.

Follow Dave online: