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"Born in Council Idaho. He attended Idaho schools, graduating from the University of Idaho with a degree in political Science. Served in the House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate. Thirty years of exemplary political service to the State of Idaho and the Country speaks for itself."

—From the biography of Sen. Larry Craig from the inductee section of the Idaho Hall Of Fame website.

"Maybe in 10 or 15 years we can think of this hall of fame stuff. Now is not the time ... It's a sad day to be a Republican."

—Kootenai County Republican precinct committeeman Phil Thompson, suggesting Idaho Hall of Fame officials consider postponing the induction.

Source:, Associated press

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