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Senate Candidate Martin ‘Fesses Up On Luna Laws

November 1, 2012

Betty Richardson
 (208) 939-0963

Jean McNeil
 (208) 383-0401 


BOISE – After repeatedly refusing to tell voters where he stands, District 15 Senate candidate Fred Martin recently admitted that he voted for Propositions 1, 2 and 3, the so-called “Luna laws.”

Martin is running against former U.S. Attorney Betty Richardson in the West Boise district.  The race is generally considered to be close.

Martin’s response came at a candidate forum hosted by the Centennial High School Political Action Club.  He had earlier refused to answer the same question in an interview with the Idaho Statesman editorial board and in response to the Statesman’s Voter Guide questionnaire. He ducked the question twice at  the Monday night forum before being pressed by the moderator, a Centennial High School student.

Richardson criticized Martin’s silence on that issue – and other issues – in a mailer to district residents.  “The mailer was completely fair and accurate when it left our hands,” Richardson said, “but now that my opponent has come clean, I want to be sure the record is straight.  He finally told us how he voted.  And it was the wrong vote for Idaho’s kids.”

Richardson noted that Martin is supporting the Luna laws despite having told the Statesman that he hasn’t met a single educator who backs them.

“Fred Martin is in step with his political party, but he is out-of-step with educators, out-of-step with parents, and out-of-step with the district,” she said.


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