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Was 2010 Campaign Rife w/Sexism?

Republican Sen.-elect Kelly Ayotte and some supporters hold signs in Manchester, N.H., to thank voters Wednesday. Even though many high-profile women ran for office, feminists say the 2010 campaign was rife with sexism ranging from snarky fashion critiques to sexual innuendo. And when all the…


Quotable Quote — Debbie Wilkey

“It’s my intention that the legacy of the current coroner doesn’t end with him. I’ll use everything I have to make sure you get the best cause of death” — Kootenai County Coroner-elect Debbie Wilkey in Coeur d’Alene Press. Full story here.Question: Which “best cause…


DOTC: No Ballots Were Counted Early

Dan of the County: To be clear, no ballots are counted early, period. It took two solid days of 8-10 people working to open just the absentee ballots that KC received this time. As it was, every available election worker worked until after 5 a.m….


Herb: Didn’t Vote? Shut Yur Pie Hole

Some folks are ecstatic over results while others walk away saddened with the realization that it wasn’t their turn.Those who voted and are upset can at least hold their collective heads up high with the knowledge that they participated in democracy. For those that are…


Idaho Blogs: GOP More In Control

If (Tuesday’s) election in Idaho had been a Little League baseball game, it would have been called on account of the ten run rule. … As elections go, this one was a tidal wave. The huge Republican majorities in the Idaho Legislature will soon enough…


Semanko, Roark to analyze election results, take calls tonight

Idaho’s state Republican and Democratic party chairmen - Norm Semanko and Keith Roark - will analyze the election results and take calls from viewers tonight on Idaho Public Television’s “Dialogue” with host Marcia Franklin; there’s more info here. The show airs live at 8:30 p.m….


Hucks Poll: Not Happy With Election

Wednesday Poll: A majority of Hucks Nation either didn’t like the results of the 2010 election or had a mixed view of it. 84 of 195 respondents (43%) said they didn’t like the outcome. 59 of 195 (30%) said they had a mixed reaction to…


Labrador says win sends message

BOISE – Idaho elected its first Hispanic to represent the state in Congress on Tuesday, as Raul Labrador upset freshman Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick with a decisive 51 percent to 41.3 percent victory. Labrador, a conservative Republican state lawmaker and immigration attorney, said he thought the “first” was significant because it sent a message to the nation about Idahoans.


Last Democratic official in Kootenai County loses job

Kootenai County, already among the most conservative regions of the country, is about to lose its sole surviving Democratic elected county official. Longtime Kootenai County Clerk Dan English was defeated 60 percent to 40 percent by Cliff Hayes, the former Post Falls police chief. English had been Kootenai County’s clerk for 15 years.


Idaho’s first Hispanic congressman-elect says vote sent message about state

Idaho elected its first Hispanic to represent the state in Congress on Tuesday, as Raul Labrador upset freshman Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick with a decisive 51 percent to 41.3 percent victory. Labrador, a conservative Republican state lawmaker and immigration attorney who charged during the race…



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