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‘I took a different approach:’ Sherri Ybarra discusses her primary win

After 156 voicemails, countless emails — and one nomination that surprised many political observers— Sherri Ybarra is turning her attention to her next campaign.

Sherri Ybarra

Sherri Ybarra

The Republican nominee for state schools superintendent is sorting through offers to help with her general election campaign. After winning her party’s nomination on  a shoestring budget, she sounds prepared to engage more aggressively in campaign fundraising the second time around.

But the Mountain Home school administrator says she will maintain the grassroots focus and independent approach that she says was key to her May 20 primary victory.

“I took a different approach and I got a different result,” Ybarra said in an interview with Idaho Education News on Tuesday.

To see what else she had to say — and how she responded to one of her high-profile skeptics — here’s a link to my story.

Kevin Richert is a reporter and blogger at Idaho Education News ( Kevin is a former Statesman editorial page editor, with 27 year's experience in Idaho journalism.

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