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Jim Risch is sure acting funny for someone who supposedly has a double-digit lead over a Democrat who he's beaten twice before in one of the reddest states in the country.

Even Kos has lowered expectations on the open seat race here.

So given all that, why is Risch running a statewide media blitz smearing Larry LaRocco?

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It's a valid point. If LaRocco really is off the radar, why is Risch running these ads in Idaho?:

Go watch it here. The embedding doesn't want to cooperate.

Yup, you heard right. Risch is actually dredging up the Gingrich-era "largest tax increase in history" meme from 15 years ago.

It begs the question, is LaRocco closer than we think he is? Perhaps a contribution to Larry is in order. After all, 61 is 61.

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Originally posted to W Lane Startin on Mon Oct 13, 2008 at 11:15 AM PDT.

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