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Sen. Findley asked to act on shifting counties to Idaho – a request he sought

State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale. (Amanda Loman/Oregon Capital Chronicle)

An eastern Oregon legislator is being called on his declaration that he would advance the idea of moving portions of Oregon to Idaho – if county commissioners asked.

Such legislation would be a big step forward for a quixotic political effort to reject governance by Oregon officials and seek the embrace of a more Republican, more conservative Idaho government.

And it would bring the dissatisfaction coursing through many areas of rural Oregon to the capital.

State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, is considering doing so even though he’s not enthusiastic about the idea.

In October, he told a gathering in John Day that if county commissioners would bring him . . .