The Idaho GOP has lost its top choice to run against frosh Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick. Idaho state Treasurer Ron Crane has decided not to run for Congress despite sounding like a candidate earlier in the week. From the Idaho Press-Tribune:
Nampa resident and Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane has decided against running for Walt Minnick's 1st District U.S. Congressional seat in 2010.
Crane, a Republican, told the Idaho Press-Tribune Friday he had made the decision not to run.
"I seriously explored it," Crane said. "I have come to the conclusion not to run."
Crane spent the last week hobnobbing with the GOP braintrust in DC, and now I have to wonder if he wasn't sufficiently impressed by the sorry state of affairs in the Boehner caucus. So make that one bullet dodged for Walt Minnick... but there are undoubtedly plenty more to come.