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BOISE — In an unusual twist, a longtime GOP state senator from Boise has endorsed a Democrat in November for his current seat over the Republican who defeated him in the May GOP primary.

The endorsement of Rick Just by Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise, was announced by Just this week on social media. Martin, asked if he’d ever endorsed a Democrat over a Republican before, told the Idaho Press on Wednesday, “No, and I don’t think I’ve ever voted for a Democrat.”

Fred Martin

Fred Martin

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Rick Just

Codi Galloway

Codi Galloway

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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