Letters From the West

Ringo says her willingness to compromise will attract voters for Congress

Idaho Democratic Rep. Shirley Ringo doesn’t walk away from her liberal views as she takes on Republican Rep. Raul Labrador for Congress.

The Moscow Democrat believes her message of compromise between the two parties to solve problems like jobs, health care and immigration will bring independents and Main Street Republicans to her side against Labrador, a tea party favorite who is a regular on national television news programs.

Here is a short video I shot recently when we met:

Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America and co-producer of the movie Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone, which was inspired by the book and broadcast on A&E Network. He also co-authored the Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho and the Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho with Ken Retallic. He also was on the Statesman’s team that covered the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news in 2007. The National Wildlife Federation awarded him its Conservation Achievement Award.

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