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Idaho House speaker wins GOP lieutenant governor primary

Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke running for Lt. Governor. (CBS2 News Staff)
Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke running for Lt. Governor. (CBS2 News Staff)(CBS2)
Published: May. 18, 2022 at 11:02 AM MDT
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Powerful House Speaker Scott Bedke has won the GOP primary for lieutenant governor.

The fourth-generation rancher who is generally considered an expert on the state’s water issues defeated state Rep. Priscilla Giddings in a race called Wednesday following voting in Tuesday’s primary.

The race was another battle between an establishment Republican in Bedke against a far-right candidate in Giddings.

Giddings was censured by her House colleagues late last year after publicizing the name of a 19-year-old intern who reported she was raped by another House lawmaker.

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