Andy-Hidden Nicely has claimed the first victory in his third party congressional race.
He issued the following statement regarding a clash he had with the Idaho Statesman:
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the cessation of all boycott activities against the Idaho Statesman.
“As of this week they have started listing all the candidates for the congressional race within the coverage of the primary elections. This change in attitude and policy should be acknowledged as a first step to fairness for readers and voters.”
He had asked for coverage of his United Party candidacy and the Statesman refused because he was running unopposed–which means an AUTOMATIC VICTORY in the primary election.
Hedden-Nicely supporters put stickers on Statesman news vending boxes prompting publisher Mike Petrak to send a threatening letter to the congressional candidate.
The GUARDIAN can only presume that Hedden-Nicely would like people to read the Statesman now–especially if they say something nicely about him!
The new local news coverage policy at the Statesman did not include coverage of the flap.
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