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For the week of October 16 - 22, 2002


Come for pizza, 
stay for politics

Finding out where candidates for office really stand is difficult, unless you’re lucky enough to live in Blaine County.

Tonight at 6 p.m. at the old Blaine County Courthouse in Hailey, voters can question candidates running for state representative, state senator, county assessor and the Blaine County Recreation District Board.

Voters never should have to choose a candidate unseen or unheard. The Pizza and Politics forum ensures they won’t have to.

While big-budget state- and federal-level candidates spin their positions depending on the results of the latest poll and tailor expensive Boise TV advertising to what they think voters want, candidates at the grassroots level have no such luxury. They must earn every vote with a handshake and a frank discussion of where they want to lead.

Tonight is the valley’s best bet for voters who want to do election research in person and who refuse to treat elections as a nasty multiple-choice quiz for which they are totally unprepared.

Two hot legislative races are brewing between District 25 candidates Sen. Clint Stennett, D-Ketchum, and challenger Tom Faulkner, R-Bliss; Rep. Tim Ridinger, R-Shoshone, and challenger Donna Pence, D-Gooding.

The evening’s non-partisan forum will be a good time to ask candidates how they think the state can resolve its growing budget crisis without strangling public education or penalizing the state’s poorest and most helpless citizens, its kids.

Two hours is all it will take to ensure that the best leaders around are chosen in November. It will be time well spent.



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