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Fri., June 11, 2010, 8:24 a.m.

ICB: Why Did Mike Jorgenson Lose?

"I must admit I am not up on Hayden Lake politics as well as I would like to be," begins Idaho Conservative Blogger in a post Thursday. "I was however surprised when Sen Mike Jorgenson lost his primary race a few weeks ago. I met Jorgenson at Austin Hill’s Take Back America Town Hall on KIDO and listened to his views on Arizona’s new Immigration law and what he thought Idaho should do. For awhile Jorgenson seemed to be the flavor of the week.  I also read Phil Hart’s reaction to Jorgenson’s stance. I felt Hart made good points and that a good compromise between the two looked promising. But I did notice what seemed to be friction. Do I think this was Jorgenson’s problem getting re elected? I wasn’t sure so I hit the research and here is what I found, you decided for yourself." More here.

Question: ICB wonders what beat state Sen. Mike Jorgenson in the May primaries -- politics or HIS politics. ICB offers some clues re: what he thinks it was. How about you? Why did Jorgenson lose to ultraconservative Steve Vick?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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