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The City Club of Boise held an “Emergency Pundits Forum” today, a version of the luncheon panel it holds each year before the Idaho legislative session, but happening in the summer and focused on President Trump and national politics along with the 2018 Idaho governor’s race. Among the insights from the panel, which included Boise State University political scientist Justin Vaughn, Idaho lobbyist John Watts, and Associated Press reporter Kimberlee Kruesi, was how the Idaho governor’s race has an “outsider” candidate – the role Trump played in the presidential election – in political newcomer Tommy Ahlquist, which Kruesi noted. Vaughn said BSU’s annual public policy surveys have shown for years that Idahoans consistently believe strongly that things are...

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