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Trib: Jeers To ‘Deadbeat Dad’ Bujak

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, opinionator Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune offers jeers to ... Idaho Libertarian gubernatorial hopeful John Bujak: "He would rather spend $10,000 on his campaign than pay his child support. On Oct. 22, Bujak pleaded guilty to contempt of court for failing to pay child support owed for August 2013. To be found guilty of contempt of court, you must have the means to comply with a judge's order and choose not to. In other words, Bujak pleaded guilty to having enough money to make child support payments and refused to pay. His response: Someone leaked the story because he's draining votes away from Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter and Democrat A.J. Balukoff. "Probably as I gain more traction, there's going to be more smearing," he told the Idaho Press-Tribune's Kelcie Moseley. Smear? See rest of the comment here.

Question: Is it more important to run a campaign or to pay your child support?

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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