Thursday, December 19, 2013

Frasure Struggles With Spelling In Idaho SOS Campaign Launch

Posted By on Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 9:48 AM

The list of Idaho Republicans who want to take over Secretary of State Ben Ysursa's job is growing ... but one of them doesn't even know how to spell the name of the man who will have held the office for 12 years.

In his official announcement to launch his candidacy, former Pocatello Rep. and Sen. Evan Frasure wrote, "Idaho's current Secretary of State, Ben Ysurza (sic), recently announced that he will not be seeking re-election after holding the office for 12 years."

Frasure has since corrected the spelling on his website.

Frasure already boasts support for his candidacy from Idaho Falls Sen. Bart Davis, Boise Sen. Fred Martin, Montpelier Sen. John Tippets, and McCammon Rep. Kelley Packer, all Republicans.

Meanwhile, former Boise GOP Sen. Mitch Toryanski is also making it official that he's interested in Ysursa's job.

Toryanksi is currently a military trainer for the Northrop Grumman Corporation and served in the Idaho Senate, representing Boise District 18 before being unseated in 2012 by Democrat Branden Durst, who resigned his seat Dec. 1. Toryanski is a West Point grad with degrees from American University and the Army War College. He was a small business manager, worked in the Ada County Prosecutor's Office and in the Idaho Attorney General's Office, where he wrote an average of 800 briefs each legislative session.

Midvale GOP Rep. Lawerence Denney and Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane have already announced that they'll be running for the same office in the May GOP primary.

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