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Press encourages Malek to run for Congress

Coeur d'Alene Press editorial Sunday:

Russ Fulcher served in the Idaho Legislature from late 2005 to 2014 before giving Butch Otter a run for his gubernatorial money in the May ’14 primary. Fulcher is seeking to replace Raul Labrador as First District representative for Idaho in the U.S. House. Fulcher will be formidable.

David Leroy is a former Idaho lieutenant governor and state attorney general. He, too, is seeking to replace Labrador, and he also brings a credible candidacy to the table.

So where does that leave Luke Malek?

Malek, as this newspaper has reported and political columnist Chuck Malloy highlighted on Friday, is considering joining the race. A lawyer by profession, Malek has been serving District 4 in the Idaho Legislature since 2012.

Already, some from the far right edge of the Republican Party are unfairly and inaccurately painting Malek as a liberal. 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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