BOISE — In a big-bucks contest for the state’s lowest-paid statewide office, Idaho’s longest serving House speaker is facing off against perhaps the least-popular member of the House in the GOP primary.

Dissident GOP Rep. Priscilla Giddings of White Bird was censured by her House peers this year for “conduct unbecoming” a member of the House, involving publicizing the identity of a young House intern who accused a state representative of rape; a third of the House signed the ethics complaint against Giddings, and 70% of the House voted to censure her and remove her from one of her committee assignments.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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