Why Rebecca Arnold filed to run for lieutenant governor, and why she withdrew...

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When the filing period for Idaho lieutenant governor approached last month, five Republicans already were crowded into the race, and a sixth joined them as the filing period closed – current Ada County Highway District Commissioner Rebecca Arnold, an attorney and former unsuccessful candidate for district judge. But now it’s back to just the five: Sens. Bob Nonini and Marv Hagedorn, Rep. Kelley Packer, former Rep. Janice McGeachin, and former Idaho GOP Chairman Steve Yates. It turns out that Arnold withdrew about a week after she filed. “My mother has been very sick and she’s in Kentucky,” Arnold told Eye on Boise today. “I just, I couldn’t. I’ve run a lot of campaigns before and I know how to do it, but I just didn’t feel like I could take money...

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Why Rebecca Arnold filed to run for lieutenant governor, and why she withdrew...

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