While change swept the nation in Tuesday’s election, it didn’t happen in the election for the Idaho Legislature. Only one sitting Idaho legislator was defeated on Tuesday (Democrat Jerry Shively of Idaho Falls, who lost narrowly), and every seat in the 105-member Legislature was up for election. Of the 13 seats that changed hands, for reasons ranging from death to primary defeats, 12 were filled with legislators of the same party as the previous occupant. Some incumbents, in both parties, faced tough challenges, but when the votes were counted, all but one of them prevailed.
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