Magic Valley Rancher to Challenge Cameron and Darrington for Idaho Senate

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Yet another candidate has tossed his hat into the ring in what could be 2012's most hotly contested Idaho State Senate race.

The Twin Falls Times-News reports that Oakley rancher Douglas Picket will run against incumbent Republican Sens. Dean Cameron and Denton Darrington in the newly reapportioned District 27, covering Cassia and Minidoka counties.

Cameron and Darrington are the Idaho Senate's two longest-serving members—Cameron since 1991 and Darrington since 1982. They both slid into the same district when the state's new legislative boundaries were re-drawn earlier this year.

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