A Democrat Who Flies High

Not every Friend of Bill's is in trouble this election cycle. Larry EchoHawk, who has actually posed for pictures with President Clinton, is leading the race for Governor of Idaho by about 15 points over his Republican opponent, Phil Batt, according to a statewide poll. If he wins, EchoHawk will become America's first Native American Governor. EchoHawk's strong showing is a major surprise because he is running for chief executive of a state that is largely Republican and white. EchoHawk, currently the state's attorney general, even favors gun control, anathema to many Idahoans.

What Idaho voters find appealing in EchoHawk is...

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