Eye On Boise

The Democrat who's helping Sali's campaign

Jack Buell, longtime elected Democratic county commissioner in Benewah County, has signed on as a county co-chairman of Republican Congressman Bill Sali’s re-election campaign. The campaign says it’s a sign that Sali has bipartisan support, though they couldn’t name another Democratic supporter. Buell has a history of supporting conservative Republican candidates despite continually being elected as a Democrat. His sister-in-law Jeanne Buell, vice-chair of the Idaho Democratic Party and an Obama superdelegate, says, “If it was in some of your other counties, that county party would be having a fit.” Sali’s Democratic opponent, Walt Minnick, says party labels don’t matter in the race as much as issues; he used to be a Republican. You can read my full story here in the Spokesman-Review.




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