Despite the elevation of a former member to the “upper chamber,” the Idaho House defended its claim to the fastest chamber under the Capitol Dome with House Education Committee Chairman Reed DeMordaunt’s victory in the 9th annual go-cart race.
House GOP Caucus Chairman John Vander Woude of rural Ada County warned the House last week that the defection of defending champ and former Rep. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, to the Senate put the House’s honor at risk.
“Marv Hagedorn has moved to the Senate,” Vander Woude warned. “We don’t want the trophy to go with him.”
DeMordaunt upheld House dominance in racing last week at Fast Lane, the indoor track on Franklin Road in Meridian.
Said Vander Woude: “It goes to show when you get elected to the Senate, you slow down.”
DeMordaunt, who said he didn’t practice and only races once a year in the time trial, distanced himself from Vander Woude’s jibe: “I didn’t say that!”