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BOISE – A new TV commercial in Idaho’s school reform fight makes it appear that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in on Idaho’s ballot propositions. The commercial uses a clip from a speech Romney gave in May about a recall election in Wisconsin, part of which was re-broadcast on C-SPAN in June when it interviewed a teachers union official. In the clip, Romney criticizes ...


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Create one here for free.'+ '); $("#content-tool-box-"+tool_name).jqm({trigger:this,overlay:20}); } }); });   Tags:2012 Electionad watchFrank VanderSlootIdaho electionsIdaho politicsMitt RomneyStudents Come First You have viewed free articles or blogs allowed within a 30-day period Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Log In to your Spokesman.com account for unlimited viewing and commenting access. Don't have a Spokesman.com account? Create a Spokesman.com profile and register for FREE access. S-R Media, The Spokesman-Review and Spokesman.com are happy to assist youContact Customer Service by email or call 800-338-8801 var cs_eml_hash = "ZirZ@spokesman.Zom"; var eml = cs_eml_hash.replace(/Z/g,"c"); var csm_elements = document.getElementsByClassName("csmlink"); for (var i=0;i In the clip, Romney criticizes teachers unions and says they’ve “lost their way” and “protest the loudest” when “anyone dares to offer a new idea.” Frank VanderSloot, an eastern Idaho millionaire and Romney campaign finance co-chair, said … You have viewed 20 free articles or blogs allowed within a 30-day period FREE registration is now required for uninterrupted access. Registration Required log in to your Spokesman.com account for unlimited viewing and commenting access. Don't have a Spokesman.com account? Create a Spokesman.com profile and register for FREE access. S-R Media, The Spokesman-Review and Spokesman.com are happy to assist youContact Customer Service by email or call 800-338-8801 var cs_eml_hash = "ZirZ@spokesman.Zom"; var eml = cs_eml_hash.replace(/Z/g,"c"); var csm_elements = document.getElementsByClassName("csmlink"); for (var i=0;i The teachers unions are the clearest example of a group that’s lost its wayWhenever anyone dares to offer a new idea, the unions protest the loudest.” The narrator then concludes, “Don’t let the unions take control of Idaho schoolsVote yes on Propositions 1, 2 and 3.”BOISE – A new TV commercial in Idaho’s school reform fight makes it appear that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in on Idaho’s ballot propositions.The commercial uses a clip from a speech Romney gave in May about a recall election in Wisconsin, part of which was re-broadcast on C-SPAN in June when it interviewed a teachers union officialIn the clip, Romney criticizes teachers unions and says they’ve “lost their way” and “protest the loudest” when “anyone dares to offer a new idea.”Frank VanderSloot, an eastern Idaho millionaire and Romney campaign finance co-chair, said he funded the commercial independently from the Romney campaign, paying for it through Natural Guardian LLC, a real-estate holding company that he owns.VanderSloot said he didn’t check with Romney before putting together the ad – and couldn’t, because independent expenditures legally can’t be coordinated with campaigns“I suspect he’d be totally on board with it,” VanderSloot said“This is his words, his feelings and his leadership on how to deal with the unionsSo I can’t talk to him about it, but my impression is he would say, ‘Run it a thousand times.’?”The Romney campaign didn’t respond to repeated inquiries Friday about the ad.After the Romney clip, the ad concludes, “Don’t let unions take control of Idaho schoolsVote yes on Propositions 1, 2 and 3.”The propositions roll back most collective bargaining rights for Idaho teachers; make all teacher contracts expire every year; impose a new merit-pay bonus system; and shift state funding priorities to a new focus on technology and online learning, including supplying a laptop computer to every Idaho high school student.The ad is very similar in appearance to an earlier ad paid for by the official Yes for Idaho Education campaign that’s backing the three ballot measuresBoth begin with graphics of words on the screen, show a video clip, and then return to the same type of graphicsVanderSloot said both ads were produced by the same production company, one he often uses and that he recommended to the Yes campaignHe’s also donated $50,000 to the Yes campaign.The owner of eastern Idaho health products firm Melaleuca, VanderSloot said he’ll likely spend about $100,000 on the new ad campaign, which also includes longer versions of the ad on radio and started running WednesdayInitially, the TV ads are running only in Southern Idaho, but VanderSloot said he’s considering also running them in the pricier Spokane-Coeur d’Alene market.Asked why he decided to feature Romney in his ads, VanderSloot said, “You can’t say very much in a 30-second spotMitt Romney has been so adamant that we need to do education reform … and has spoken out many timesWe just took one of his talks about the fact that teacher unions will continue to block education reform.”He added, “We just thought that there’s enough people in this area that would be interested in what Mitt Romney has to say.” There are two comments on this storyClick here to view comments >> Get stories like this in a free daily email Recent stories by Betsy ZRussell17 North Idaho leaders call for halt to ‘instant racing’ machines Feb4, 2015 19Idaho wolf control board seeks renewed funding Feb4, 2015 15New Idaho board has spent $140K to kill 31 wolves Feb3, 2015 79Idaho seeks corporate sponsor for state park funding Feb3, 2015 Lawmakers surprised, disappointed at Julyamsh Pow Wow cancellation Feb2, 2015 13Recent stories in IdahoKootenai County rehires fired airport manager Feb5, 2015 4Kretz legislation proposes relocating wolves Feb5, 2015 1817 North Idaho leaders call for halt to ‘instant racing’ machines Feb4, 2015 19Idaho wolf control board seeks renewed funding Feb4, 2015 15New Idaho board has spent $140K to kill 31 wolves Feb3, 2015 79 GA_googleFillSlot("Spokesman_Idaho_Top_300x250"); 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