On Sunday, I moderated a panel where Simpson and Minnick competed to heap praise on one another. "The people of Idaho care less about whether we're a Republican or Democrat," Simpson said. "They care more about what we do for the state and the country."
…Simpson joked that he swaps names on his bill to win wilderness protection for the Boulder-White Cloud mountains. "When I'm working with the Democrats, it's the Minnick-Simpson bill," he said.