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Tea Party activist gets booted

Republican Debra Miller may yet win an Idaho Senate seat, but she hasn’t won any popularity contests on her job in Boise.

Miller, a Tea Party activist, is running against incumbent Nicole LeFavour, the state’s only openly gay lawmaker, in November. Miller, on her campaign website, said, “I believe the Lord wants me to run for office and that HIS blessing is on me for taking a stand against the tyranny being imposed on us within our own society.”

In late August, the city of Boise canceled Miller’s lease to operate her Boise Trolley Tours from the city-owned Julia Davis Park because of complaints that the trolley operator screamed and cursed at patrons.

Miller said she’s been unfairly targeted, probably by a “likely gay activist” with an underlying agenda, according to the Idaho Statesman newspaper.

The city’s memo to Miller said she was “rude, profane and disrespectful of park patrons and city employees.”

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