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Carlson: 3 to watch

In his weekly column, Chris Carlson/Carlson Chronicle tells of three people who deserve to be watched closely over the next few months, including a former student who is testing the waters for a race against state Rep. Vito Barbieri:

"The former student is Kathy Kahn, an outstanding educator who teaches English Literature at St. Maries High School.  After 27 years Kahn will retire next May, but only to take on a new challenge. She is seriously weighing taking on Second District State Representative Vito Barbieri. Demonstrating a degree of sophistication few rookies evidence she has formed a political action committee  to accept contributions while she travels the district to assess her prospects. She intends to run as an “Andrus Democrat,” but the district is solidly a 2:1 Republican district and she is well aware that despite numerous gaffes by the incumbent it will be an uphill battle to unseat him. She has turned heads though by attracting former veteran State Senator Mike Blackbird to serve as her campaign chair and is raising money as well as putting together a string of visits after work hours and on weekends with the interest groups around the district." More here.

Question: Can a Democrat win in the 2nd Legislative District?

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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