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District 11 House B candidate Tammy Nichols listens to a question before responding during a candidate forum Tuesday night in Caldwell.

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CALDWELL — Republican Tammy Nichols, a District 11 candidate for Idaho House of Representatives, posted a meme to her Facebook page Wednesday suggesting Democrats are to blame for the recent spur of suspicious packages being sent across the nation.

The meme portrays a picture of President Donald Trump with a caption that reads, “When you’ve made the Democrats so insane they send bombs to themselves.”

In recent days, mysterious packages, some including pipe bombs and all of which were intercepted, have been sent to a mix of office and residential addresses. So far, they have been sent to prominent Democrats including Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, among several others.

When asked about the post, Nichols said, “I think I posted it to get people to think about it, because that is the narrative going around about who is actually behind these actions. It was more to invoke discussion — most of what I post on my Facebook page is to perpetuate discussion.”

Nichols said she had “no answer” as to whether or not she believes that Democrats are the ones behind sending the packages.

“I don’t have any belief one way or another,” she said.

Nichols is running against Democrat Brian A. Ertz for District 11 House seat B. The seat was formerly held by Rep. Christy Perry, who did not seek reelection in an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Congress.

Nichols is an Idaho native and precinct committeewoman for District 39 in Canyon County. She is a small business owner and previously worked for Simplot.

Savannah Cardon is the Caldwell reporter for the Idaho Press. Follow her on Twitter, @savannahlcardon, or reach her at 208-465-8172.

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