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James McClure shakes up the Senate, and the West

January 29, 1990

The surprise announcement by Sen. James McClure that he will not seek a fourth term had an earthquake-like effect on the relatively stable structure of Idaho's congressional politics.

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James McClure shakes up the Senate, and the West
The surprise announcement by Sen. James McClure that he will not seek a fourth term had an earthquake-like effect on the relatively stable structure of Idaho's congressional politics.

Essays

You knew where James McClure stood
Even as McClure stood firm on his values, he tried to work with his adversaries, and for that reason he was effective on many issues.
Former ranger wishes he had raised hell earlier
"What I didn't know about then was the peculiar world of bureaucracy. It thinks even nature must bend to what bureaucrats decide is best."