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BOISE — When Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who is running for governor, held an event last week to “encourage conservative Republican legislators” to sign a Trump-issued education pledge, and then proclaimed the event’s success in an official press release from her office, was that governing or campaigning?

When Gov. Brad Little sent out a press release last week proclaiming that Idaho “tops lists for states with most freedom,” which was that? What about his trip to a gala dinner at Mar-A-Lago, at state taxpayer expense, where he was recognized by former President Trump?

Gov. Brad Little recognized by Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Nov. 4, 2021

Gov. Brad Little, right, stands for applause as he’s recognized by former President Donald Trump from the podium at the “America First Policy Summit” gala at Mar-a-Lago in Florida on Nov. 4.

Bundy Protests

Ammon Bundy speaks during a protest in front of the Ada County Courthouse on April 3.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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