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  •  So Wacky Idaho Senators won't support it (0+ / 0-)

    The Idaho Republican Party, totally in the control of the Tea Bag Mob, demands support for this wacko idea, but the Idaho R Senators can't accept it--

    So it is great fun to have it as an issue splitting the institutional---we are elected and like the $$$ and status --Senators from the rabble!

    Crapo, Risch oppose state GOP on 17th Amendment - The Associated Press
    Published: 07/10/10

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho —

    U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, both Republicans, say they oppose repealing the 17th Amendment, a goal approved by the Idaho Republican Party at its convention last month.

    The 17th Amendment was adopted in 1913 after a decade of problems with state legislatures unable to agree on a candidate to fill vacant U.S. Senate seats. The move for change also gained traction amid bribery scandals that led to some senators being removed from office.

    An Idaho GOP committee narrowly passed a measure last month at the convention to include language in the state party's platform that seeks to nullify the amendment.

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