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AG probes claims vs Scott backers

The Bonner County prosecutor’s office has referred charges that supporters of Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, stalked and harassed a young field organizer for the Idaho Democratic Party in North Idaho to the Idaho Attorney General’s office, and the Attorney General’s office has opened an investigation.

“At this point, we’re reviewing it,” Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane said this afternoon. “We’re starting our review.”

The 21-year-old field organizer called the Bonner County Sheriff’s office after people in a loud pickup showed up around 2 a.m. at a remote rural home where he was staying with a local family and photographed the house and his car license plate. The sheriff’s deputy who responded dismissed his concerns and told him that “being a Democrat is not a protected class”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

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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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