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Doze thru GOPrimary & regret it

If you're not careful, Idaho's May 17 primary election could lull you to sleep. Turnout generally is abysmal. Anywhere from 16 to 18 percent of Idaho's eligible voters bother to show up. This election is the second Idaho GOP primary in 10 weeks. Back on March 8, 227,000 Idaho Republicans cast their preference for the GOP presidential nomination. Who knows how many voters will be burned out? Two years ago, Republicans had two slates of candidates, from the top of the ticket to bottom - representing a choice between a right-wing insurgency and the center-right establishment. Some called it a contest for "the heart and soul" of the party. You won't find many marquee races this time/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

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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