The Idaho Statesman story is here
The Campaign's release is below the fold:
April 10, 2008
BOISE – Larry Grant today withdrew from the race for the Democratic nomination for Congress in Idaho’s 1st District and endorsed fellow Democrat Walt Minnick.
Grant made the announcement in front of the Borah Post Office in downtown Boise, accompanied by Minnick and former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus.
Here is Grant’s statement:
"I’m standing here with Cecil Andrus and Walt Minnick. We have stood shoulder to shoulder on many Democratic campaigns. We will stand together on many more, including, most importantly, this one.
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"There isn’t ten cents worth of difference between my view of the world and Walt Minnick’s. That’s why we need to be working together to beat Bill Sali, not spending valuable time and resources in a contentious primary.
"For that reason, I am withdrawing from the race this morning.
"Bill Sali is one of the most ineffective and embarrassing Congressmen we have ever had. Governor Andrus and I will be leaving here today with one objective in mind, to claim this seat for a responsible and respected voice for the people of Idaho, Walt Minnick."
Walt had the powers that be lined up. Larry Grant is a first rate guy and would have been a better Congressman.
But Walt Minnickis just fine.
Here's hoping Minnick can take Sali down