Another suggested post from a berry-picker...
The Kootenai County Democrat is becoming an increasingly rare sight on the campaign trail.
Two District 3 legislative candidates dropped out of their respective races in July and no replacements were found in time.
It means Sen. Mike Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, and Rep. Jim Clark, R-Hayden, are virtual locks to win re-election this fall because they'll be running unopposed on the November ballot.
Democratic candidates drop out of races - Marc Stewart / CdA Press.
I know this has been debated before, but I'll pose the question again - does the lack of opposition hurt the democratic process? Or is this just as much a reflection of the will of the voters as the election itself?