Don Cheatham believes his lack of political experience and being relatively new here actually helped him earn the Republican nomination for Frank Henderson's seat at the Legislature. "I think door-knocking was the biggest factor, and being a newcomer appealed to residents," said Cheatham, who defeated Jeff Ward and Greg Gfeller in the run for 3rd Legislative District House Seat B during Tuesday's primary. "I believe being a first-time candidate helped me. I never got questioned about being new here." Cheatham, a former Los Angeles police officer and recently retired from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, moved to Post Falls two years ago/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Photo: Donald Cheatham campaign site)
Question: How much did Cheatham benefit from being involved in a three-way race?