Former state Rep. Steve Smylie is "resisting" the idea of running again to become Idaho's public schools chief. But he's making statements along the lines of a possible candidate, two Statesman bloggers note today.
Smylie, a Republican, challenged current Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna in the GOP primary in 2006. Then, Smylie lost by fewer than 900 votes.
Kevin Richert with Idaho Education News asked Smylie if he would consider a run. Richert details that interview in his blog The EDge; Statesman political columnist Dan Popkey then adds his thoughts in his Idaho Politics blog.