DTSinIdaho: (re: 2013 Coeur d'Alene election: Hate vs Hope): It is way too early in the election cycle to really make any comparisons. The very vocal minority that support the anti-progress and anit-growth platform have been able to to push their agenda through the School boards. The last election brought out a larger voter response that definitely swung the Cd'A board back to a more reasonable group of individuals, with just two KKRR's left on the board. As a candidate you have until 9 Fridays before the election to put in your paperwork. I think many will be waiting till just before that deadline to see who is put out front by the group of JUST SAY NO!! However, the moderate's that want to run need to be understanding that you don't want two moderates running against one of the handpicked anti-everything persons. Don't split the vote. I just wish that all of Coeur d'Alene was represented. DTSinIdaho goes on to analyze current mayor/council candidates here.