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IdaBlue: Truly Independent Idaho Voters?

My point is that this match up reveals the truth behind a canard I hear every election. Someone will be noting how reflexively Republican Idaho voters are, and the reply is “If Democrats would put up good candidates they ‘d get more people elected.” Well, yeah, it does take good candidates. Larry Grant was a good candidate and a moderate Democrat, and Sali beat him. Walt Minnick has been and still is a good candidate, another moderate Democrat, and yet he’s certainly not a shoo in/IdaBlue. More here

Idaho Blog Roundup:
*Risch best GOP Senate candidate/Adam’s Blog
*Faux independents/IdaBlue
*Bill Sali/Dennis Mansfield
*Election Day, May 20 edition/Red State Rebels
*Another Statesman non-endorsement/Unequivocal Notion

Question: Why do many Idahoans classify themselves as Independents when the state routinely votes for Republicans overwhelmingly?

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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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