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Melinda Smyser rules out run for Idaho school superintendent

Former Idaho Sen. Melinda Smyser told the Idaho Press-Tribune she will not run for Superintendent of Public Instruction to replace retiring Superintendent Tom Luna. Top Republicans, including Luna, had said Smyser, a longtime teacher and counselor who now works for

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Smyser to attend 1st Lincoln Day, doesn’t plan to speak

Former Sen. Melinda Smyser will be at the Weiser Vendome on Friday night for the opening of the GOP Lincoln Day season, a mandatory pilgrimage for aspiring candidates in the May 20 primary. But Smyser isn’t responding to speculation she’ll

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Smylie’s indictment of Luna a signal of 2014 candidacy? Maybe.

Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News has a fascinating post this morning about the prospect of former GOP Rep. Steve Smylie of Boise making another run at Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna next year. Luna, who beat Smylie by

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