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Statesman picks Demo over Labrador

Endorsement of Democrat James Piotrowski by Idaho Statesman:

We are endorsing Democrat James Piotrowski because we want more from our representative than the frequent “No” votes Republican Rep. Raul Labrador relies on — especially on spending bills where there are few other responsible choices than for Congress to vote to fund our government.

As one member of our Editorial Board put it: “We need a change.” Another said: “Labrador’s ‘No’ votes have been symbolic without impact.”

Though we easily endorsed Labrador in 2012 and 2014, today we have government-shutdown-threat fatigue, partisan politics fatigue and gridlock fatigue. We believe in team players. 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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