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Candidate: 'Obama Hunting Tags' Remark Helps Campaign

Tuesday, 01 Sep 2009 01:06 PM

REXBURG, Idaho – Republican gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell says his remarks about buying hunting tags for President Barack Obama have been a boon to his campaign.

The former elk rancher also blames Democrats and the media for overblowing his comment and being too defensive.

Rammell tells the Rexburg Standard Journal that the problem with Democrats is they can't take a joke.

But neither can some of Idaho's top Republicans.

Last week, Idaho's Republican governor and congressional leaders condemned Rammell for his response at a political rally when someone shouted a question about "Obama tags" during a discussion about Idaho's wolf hunt. Rammell responded: "The Obama tags? We'd buy some of those."

Rammell, who is seeking the GOP gubernatorial nomination for 2010, has refused to apologize and says he was only joking.

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