Remember when Jim Risch ran for Lt. Gov. while he was Gov? He was positively peripatetic, flitting all around the state to hand out awards, appear at hospital bed sides, and basically get photo ops. Many folks concluded that Risch was essentially campaigning for Lt. Gov. on the state's dime.
Risch got around so much by making frequent use of the state's plane. Now that he's running for Senate, he' s using Melaluca's plane, or maybe it's the personal property of Melaluca owener Frank VanderSloot, according to the Statesman. Anyway, he's cozying up to an extreme right businessman right from the start. Doesn't bode well for Idaho.