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Keough: Mud-slinging has escalated

On her Facebook wall, state Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, posted the following:

One day during the legislative session I thought a photographer was stalking me and I convinced myself I was just being silly. Well, it appears that I wasn't being silly. Sadly, the mud slinging has escalated with yesterday's arrival of two mailers in my mailbox and mailboxes across district one slamming me and with a couple of photos that are not with my best smile! The good news is the mailings generated phone calls and emails asking how to help with my campaign! I welcome, and need, the help! With a little over 4 weeks left and absentee/early voting underway here are some action items that will help: letters to the editors, yard sign locations, going door-to-door in your neighborhood, emailing your friends, family and neighbors and reminding them what is at stake in the Republican election on May 17th! Please email me at or message me here if you are available to help with any of these tasks. Thank you very much for your support! It is my honor to be a responsible legislator for our area!

Question: Will these kinds of tactics against a popular incumbent backfire?

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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