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It’s Our Fault: When Did D’s Reign In North Idaho?

It’s Our Fault: Lived here ten years, so I don’t remember the previous “sea of democrats.” I’m only experiencing the 5-6 or so who are now blanketing this blog with “canned” comments. As for me, I have a job that requires me to behave unitl quitting time. How I envy those who can spend 24 X 7 on here. Life can’t be too bad for them …

DFO: Before the Republican revolution of 1994, Democrats outnumbered Republicans in the 5 North Idaho legislative districts 11 to 1. The only Republican holding legislative office was Hilde Kellogg. The four Democrat senators were Tim Tucker, Barbara Chamberlain, Denny Davis and Mary Lou Reed. Remember. North Idaho had four legislative districts then. Not five. After the 1994 sea change, 7 R’s held legislative office in North Idaho to 5 D’s. Before 1994, Democrats dominated politics in Boundary, Bonner, Shoshone and Benewah counties. Shoshone is the only county that remains Democrat today.


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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