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Crapo mum re: GOPrez nominee race

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has plenty of opinions about President Obama, the economy and what a Republican president needs to do to fix the problems both home and abroad. But Crapo clams up when asked who he thinks should be occupying the White House, and who can defeat Hillary Clinton in next year’s presidential election. He prefers, instead, to sit on the sidelines as party leaders and primary voters go about selecting a nominee. Crapo mentions Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as a candidate who might be able to win, and says that businessman Donald Trump is “saying what people are feeling, and in the way they are feeling.” But that’s about as far as the senior senator goes in talking about the candidates. He might be the only politician on Capitol Hill who is holding back his opinions on presidential politics. “I think there are six or seven of them who could win,” Crapo said. Sen. Jim Risch is not staying silent. He is endorsing Rubio, giving the Florida senator props for his “understanding and quick grasp” of issues/Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly. More here.

Question: Should our Idaho congressional delegation take individual stands on the possible GOPresidential nominee? Or should our national representatives remain mum?

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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