BOISE — Motorists lined up quickly here when a congressional candidate offered cut-rate gasoline.

Police were called to help with traffic control after the Chevron station's price was cut by $1.33 a gallon to $2.26 for an hour Tuesday. Aides to Democrat Walt Minnick said his campaign paid more than $4,200 for the subsidized sales.

Minnick is running for the Democratic nod in Idaho's 1st Congressional District. He said the purpose was to get the attention of the news media to show voters in Idaho are upset by high gasoline prices.

One motorist, Aaron Mabey, says he waited in line for more than an hour to pump less than four gallons.

Republicans, including incumbent Rep. Bill Sali, dismissed it as a publicity stunt. Minnick criticized Sali for holding a fundraiser with oil executives Tuesday.