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RRepub Candidates Take Drubbing

Reagan Republican founder Jeff Ward and appointed Trustee Ann Seddon look at results in the Coeur d'Alene School Board elections, at Fedora restaurant Tuesday night. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

Candidates backed by a group of Republican activists were defeated Tuesday night in unusually lively races for the nonpartisan Coeur d’Alene School Board and Kootenai Hospital District board. In a shakeup on the school board, challengers knocked off incumbents Brent Regan and Ann Seddon, both of whom were backed by the conservative Kootenai County Reagan Republicans. Christa Hazel and Dave Eubanks will join the five-member board along with Tom Hearn, who won an open seat. All three were backed by Balance North Idaho, a political action committee whose slogan is “Qualifications over ideology,” and their wins will swing control of the board away from a solidly conservative majority that took hold over the past year/Scott Maben, SR. More here.

DFO: As Jackie Gleason would say: How sweet it is.

Question: How does the results tonight figure in the Coeur d'Alene mayor and City Council races this fall?

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