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Fri., Oct. 18, 2013, 3:43 p.m.

Dave: Local Dems Have Gen Barrier

At the Democratic Club luncheon today, moderator Tamara Poelstra asks a question of the five Coeur d'Alene City Council candidates who attended the noon forum. They were, from left, Kiki Miller, Woody McEvers, Amber Copeland, Amy Evans and Chris Fillios. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

Dave Chamberlain provides his observations re: the candidates' forum at the Iron Horse at noon today, including this interesting observation:

If you looked at the crowd gathered in the Iron Horse Dance Hall, the age difference was striking. Up by the speakers were the geriatric portion of the local Democratics. I saw no Cell phones or electronics.. they just listened. Now towards the back were the younger politico's ... Widmyer, a contingent of firefighters, and just flat out younger crowd. The difference is I saw a lot of those in the back doing texting. Mainly business things I have a feeling. And THAT is the problem in the democrats. the younger's stay in the fringes, and the older Coeur d'Alenians, dominate the front of the group. That will change with time. It was weird not seeing Bliss tho. You can read his entire text here. Full report here.

Question: Are younger people in the area becoming more passionate about politics?

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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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