Independent Jana Kemp Draws Unlikely Applause in Idaho Debate

Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:

All five candidates for governor of Idaho met for a debate on Thursday, in front of a packed crowd at the Idaho Capitol and broadcast on Idaho Public Television.

Attending the showdown were Republican governor Butch Otter, Democrat Keith Allred, Libertarian Ted Dunlap and independents Jana Kemp and Pro-Life Richardson. Among the “other” candidates, Kemp is the one to watch. She’s a former one-term Republican state legislator and has been, by far, the most active and serious challenger to the two leading candidates.

It was Kemp who drew some unlikely applause during the debate.

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2 thoughts on “Independent Jana Kemp Draws Unlikely Applause in Idaho Debate

  1. Best We Can Do? [Lake]

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    Greetings! “Why should I bother voting this election?”

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    Critical Reform Vote #1: Yes on Prop 20 and No on Prop 27 is that fundamental reform vote we’re looking for.

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    But when a reformer like Abel Maldonado (GOP) comes along who isn’t afraid to take on both political parties – including his own – to reform the political process, we have to act.

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