The New York Times took notice of Idaho’s governor’s race on its political blog today, referencing a Wall Street Journal story over the weekend headlined, “In Idaho, GOP Incumbent Sees Wide Lead Erode.” That story, datelined Idaho Falls, where the WSJ reporter caught the first debate between Gov. Butch Otter and Democratic challenger Keith Allred, reported, “Thanks in part to anti-incumbent sentiment, Democratic challenger Keith Allred has been steadily chipping away at Mr. Otter’s wide lead in the polls. … While few pundits expect Mr. Otter to lose, they say his opponent is proving surprisingly strong in a state that last elected a Democratic governor 20 years ago”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.
- Ted Haggard is in the pulpit again/Dennis Mansfield
- Cooking class/Fort Boise
- Rehabilitation of Larry Craig thru right-wing noise machine/43rd State Blues
- Murray-Rossi: Closer to even/Randy Stapilus, Ridenbaugh Press
- Climate change may for supplemental feeding of bears/Rocky Barker, Statesman
- Debating debates: A short history and a few suggestions/Marc Johnson, TJR
Question: What odds do you think Las Vegas would give re: Demo Keith Allred knocking off incumbent Gov. Butch Otter?