An Idaho state senator has stirred some concern among colleagues for using state money to send out a mailing that appears political in its message.
Republican Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll of Cottonwood touted her legislative accomplishments and discussed re-election in a letter mailed to 1,700 Republicans. Some recipients live in the Panhandle – an area Nuxoll would represent thanks to redistricting if re-elected in November. Nuxoll told The Spokesman-Review the mailings were intended to be informational and not designed to curry political favor.
Senators can send up to $2,000 worth of taxpayer-funded mailings annually, but mailings must avoid campaign messaging.
Sagle Sen. Joyce Broadsword, who represents northern Idaho, called the mailings inappropriate.
Senate President Brent Hill says while some of the language was inadvisable, the letter was not illegal. (AP)