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M 2010 Idaho General Election

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Council Seat 1

520
CandidatePct
Loren “Ron” Edinger 71.94%
Adam Graves 28.06%

Council Seat 5

528
CandidatePct
Steve Adams 56.13%
John Bruning 33.29%
Amber Copeland 10.58%

Council Seat 1

529
CandidatePct
Kerri Thoreson 59.40%
Joe Bodman 27.85%
Jim Edgington 12.75%

Council Seat 3

530
CandidatePct
Joe Malloy 69.81%
Scott Grant 30.19%

Council Seat 5

531
CandidatePct
Skip Hissong 60.87%
Barry Rubin 39.13%

City Council

533
CandidatePct
Tim Timmins 61.06%
Kris LaMarr 38.94%

Hayden Mayor

532
CandidatePct
Ronald McIntire 64.81%
Nancy (Taylor) Lowery 35.19%


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November Traditions

This month turkeysare selected;some get stuffed andsome elected.The Bard of Sherman Avenue


Joe: Campaigners Hit Wrong Church

Joe Butler: There’s some swing voters who attend St. George in Post Falls who may now be voting D Tuesday — following one of the masses (Sunday), the cars in the parking lot had fliers on their windows from a pro-life group extolling the advantages…


One day left ‘til the election…

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com from Saturday’s paper on the outside ads being run against Democratic candidate for governor, Keith Allred, thanks to a big cash infusion to the Idaho Republican Party from the Republican Governors Association. And here’s a link…


Eye on Boise: Large voter turnout predicted at Idaho polls

BOISE – It’s election time – grab your ID and head to the polls on Tuesday. This is the first general election at which Idaho’s new requirement for voters to show photo ID is in effect; those who don’t have it can sign a personal identity affidavit.


Strong turnout predicted Tuesday

Looking ahead to Tuesday’s election, Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa is predicting strong voter turnout for a non-presidential year election, with 63 to 64 percent of registered voters casting ballots, “which would be our highest non-presidential year turnout since ‘94.” “Candidates and issues make…


Party goes negative so Otter doesn’t have to

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter likes to say he doesn’t go negative - all his TV campaign ads are positive and are about him, not his opponent. But there have been plenty of negative ads airing targeting Otter’s Democratic challenger, Keith Allred, thanks to a $400,000…


Ad Watch: Labrador, NRCC launch new campaign ads in 1st CD race

GOP congressional hopeful Raul Labrador has launched a new ad today, a spot entitled “Family” that doesn’t mention his opponent and shows lots of pictures of his wife and kids. You can watch it here; Labrador’s campaign says it will begin airing this weekend. In…


Gookin Supports D’s In Top Races

My OpenCDA blog buddy Dan Gookin is in trouble, if loyalty oaths and supporting party candidates 100% are important next time he tries to run as a Republican. In making predictions and observations re: select races, Gookin correctly surmises about Phil Hart: “While Hart may…


Statesman: Yes On 4 Amendments

Idaho’s publicly owned airports, community hospitals and city-run electric utilities need the flexibility to serve their customers and adapt to fluid markets. On Tuesday, voters should grant that flexibility. They should vote yes on three complicated but important constitutional amendments to allow these public entities…


House rivals squabble over wilderness, campaign funds

BOISE – With the latest independent poll showing Idaho’s 1st District congressional race narrowing to a dead heat, congressman Walt Minnick and GOP rival Raul Labrador clashed in a debate Thursday on everything from wilderness to mega-loads on Highway 12.


Budget at issue in final governor debate

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter defended his cuts to education and his track record as governor Thursday night, as he met four rivals in the final debate before Tuesday’s election. “The choice had to be made, because there’s only two ways that you can balance the budget: You either cut the government or you increase the tax load for the citizenry,” Otter declared. “We chose the former.”


Otter faces rivals in final debate

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter defended his cuts to education and his track record as governor Thursday night, as he met four rivals in the final debate before Tuesday’s election. “The choice had to be made, because there’s only two ways that you can balance the…


Idaho Gov. Otter faces rivals in final debate

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter defended his cuts to education and his track record as governor Thursday night, as he met four rivals in the final debate before Tuesday’s election.


Closing comments: Governor’s debate

Among the comments in the candidates’ closing statements: Ted Dunlap said, “I stand for smaller government in every aspect.” Jana Kemp said, “Are you really willing to trust a person who’s running as a Democrat and says he’s not one? … If neither of these…


The back and forth…

When Gov. Butch Otter said some of the other candidates want to raise taxes, Keith Allred said Otter knows he doesn’t want to raise taxes. Otter responded, “This is Obama-speak,” and said Democrats want to say they’re for cutting taxes but really want to raise…


‘If wolves were eating children…’

The candidates for governor have been clashing over water quality monitoring, and now about wolves. “Enough is enough,” Otter declared, defending his decision to end state wolf management. Allred said Otter has been talking for 30 years about pushing back the federal government, but, “What…


Otter: ‘We’ve had to make some tough decisions’

Gov. Otter was asked how he squares his promise to make Idaho’s government more efficient and customer-focused with the closing of local Health & Welfare offices, the fumbling of paperwork that cost Idaho farmers millions in disaster aid, and other flubs. Otter responded that when…


Things getting lively at debate…

Asked what evidence there is that the “doom and gloom forecasts” used to set the state budget were fiscally irresponsible, Keith Allred said, “The last three months of revenue. … We are $14 million ahead of the projections that were made in August.” Jana Kemp…


‘What Otter is offering for his economic vision’

Asked about the economy, Gov. Butch Otter noted that a recent USA Today story said Idaho is one of the states leading the nation’s crawl out of the recession, along with energy states, and touted his “Project 60” to increase the state’s gross domestic product….


Candidates for guv differ on tapping endowment reserves for schools

Asked whether they’d again dip into the state endowment’s earnings reserve fund to avoid cuts to schools next year, the candidates for governor had varying answers. Otter said it “depends upon the shortfall,” and it’s “going to be hard” to tap that fund again. Kemp…


Races
Governor, State of Idaho
U.S. Representative, Idaho Congressional District 1
State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 2
State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 2
State Senator, Idaho Legislative District 2
State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 3
State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 3
State Senator, Idaho Legislative District 3
State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 4
State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 4
State Senator, Idaho Legislative District 4
State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 5
State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 5
State Senator, Idaho Legislative District 5
Assessor, Kootenai County
Clerk, Kootenai County
Coroner, Kootenai County
County Commissioner, District 2, Kootenai County
County Commissioner District 3, Kootenai County
NIC Board Trustee, Position A, Kootenai County
NIC Board Trustee, Position B, Kootenai County
Treasurer, Kootenai County
Attorney General, State of Idaho
Lieutenant Governor, State of Idaho
Secretary of State, State of Idaho
State Controller, State of Idaho
State Treasurer, State of Idaho
Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Idaho
U.S. Senator
Measures
House Joint Resolution 4
House Joint Resolution 5
House Joint Resolution 7
Senate Joint Resolution 101

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