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Thu., Nov. 8, 2012, 2:23 p.m.

Barker: Idaho To Have Voice In D.C.

Rocky Barker/Idaho Statesman (pictured in inset) is correct when he posts that cherry-red Idaho has a great deal of influence at the table in the next administration of Barack Obama:

Two Idahoans have very large seats at the table of executive power after Tuesday. Jim Messina, who grew up in Boise and graduated from Boise High School led Obama’s reelection campaign that observers said used a mix of behavioral science and technology to identify and get out to vote a new crop of voters to the coalition. He has now kept his election victory record intact since he ran a campaign for former Missoula Mayor Dan Kemmis in 1993. The sky seems to be the limit for his future. Vice President Joe Biden’s chief of staff Bruce Reed grew up in Coeur D’ Alene, the son of environmental attorney Scott Reed and former Democratic Senator Mary Lou Reed. He was credited by former President Bill Clinton as co-author of his powerful convention speech that energized Democratic activists. More here.

Question: Did you know the most influential political figures in Idaho are Democrats?


Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/11/08/rockybarker/idaho_has_considerable_influence_despite_romneys_loss#storylink=cpy



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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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