M 2011 Idaho General Election

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Last updated: Nov. 9, 11:47 a.m. Council Seat 1, City of Coeur d’Alene

CandidateVotesPct
Loren “Ron” Edinger 4,459 71.94%
Adam Graves 1,739 28.06%
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Last updated: Nov. 9, 11:49 a.m. Council Seat 3, City of Coeur d’Alene

CandidateVotesPct
Dan Gookin 3,409 54.12%
George Sayler 2,435 38.66%
Patrick “Mitch” Mitchell 239 3.79%
Annastasia Somontes 170 2.70%
Derec Aujay 46 0.73%
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Last updated: Nov. 9, 11:51 a.m. Council Seat 5, City of Coeur d’Alene

CandidateVotesPct
Steve Adams 3,490 56.13%
John Bruning 2,070 33.29%
Amber Copeland 658 10.58%
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Last updated: Nov. 9, 11:54 a.m. Council Seat 1, City of Post Falls

CandidateVotesPct
Kerri Thoreson 1,058 59.40%
Joe Bodman 496 27.85%
Jim Edgington 227 12.75%
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Last updated: Nov. 9, 11:52 a.m. Council Seat 3, City of Post Falls

CandidateVotesPct
Joe Malloy 1,228 69.81%
Scott Grant 531 30.19%
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Last updated: Nov. 9, 11:52 a.m. Council Seat 5, City of Post Falls

CandidateVotesPct
Skip Hissong 1,061 60.87%
Barry Rubin 682 39.13%
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Last updated: Nov. 9, 11:54 a.m. City Council, City of Hayden

CandidateVotesPct
Tim Timmins 875 61.06%
Kris LaMarr 558 38.94%
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Last updated: Nov. 9, 11:48 a.m. Hayden Mayor, City of Hayden

CandidateVotesPct
Ronald McIntire 1,011 64.81%
Nancy (Taylor) Lowery 549 35.19%
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* These percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Eye on Boise: E-cigarette bill opponent saw smoke, mirrors

BOISE – A St. Maries legislator raised fears about a “nanny state” when the Idaho House considered legislation this week to ban the sale of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes to children, but the measure ended up passing unanimously. State Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries, cast the only “no” vote on HB 405, but then, at the last minute, changed his vote to “yes.” Read more

Hammond says he won’t run for Senate re-election

BOISE – Sen. Jim Hammond won’t seek a fourth term in the Idaho state Senate and instead will apply for the upcoming opening for president at North Idaho College, along with looking at other options that will keep him closer to home and family. “I never intended to set a record here,” Hammond, R-Coeur d’Alene, said Thursday. “It’s an opportunity for someone else.” Read more

Why Reps. Hagedorn and Patrick are looking to run for the Senate…

Rep. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, says he decided that he’ll run for the Senate next year because the new redistricting plan left his new district with three House incumbents and an open Senate seat. “There’s three of us in the same district now, and we all… Read more

Twin Falls County won’t challenge new redistricting plan

Twin Falls county commissioners have announced that they’ve decided not to file any further challenge to Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan, though they’re not entirely happy with it. The county led an earlier challenge to the Idaho Supreme Court that overturned the previous plan submitted… Read more

Paul, Romney, Santorum, Gingrich have filed for Idaho GOP’s March 6 caucus

Four GOP presidential candidates have filed for Idaho’s March 6 Republican presidential caucus, the Idaho Republican Party reports: Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. The party today issued a “final call” for others who want to participate, with Chairman Norm Semanko saying,… Read more

Popkey: Otter recruiting candidates for new GOP party chairman

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is recruiting candidates to replace Norm Semanko as Idaho’s GOP party chairman, reports Idaho Statesman reporter Dan Popkey; Semanko defeated Otter’s favored candidate, then-Chairman Kirk Sullivan, in 2008. “I was roundly criticized by all you guys that I couldn’t control my… Read more

Redistricters file new plan, May primary election back on track

Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission has submitted its new legislative district plan, approved on a unanimous 6-0 vote, to Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa. Ysursa, joining the confab by phone from a meeting of the National Association of Secretaries of State, told the commissioners,… Read more

Eye on Boise: Deadline’s too tight to get health insurance exchange set up, Otter says

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter told the Idaho Press Club last week that he’s all but given up on establishing a state-run health insurance exchange, unless the federal government gives Idaho more time. “Quite frankly, the clock is running – I don’t know that we’ve got time to put together a state exchange,” Otter said. The state needs “at a minimum a year,” he said, but “January of 2013 is our drop-dead date of getting acceptance of a state-based exchange design.” Read more

Idaho redistricting commission adopts new plan

BOISE – After just two days of deliberations, Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission adopted a new legislative district plan late Friday – one that doesn’t land North Idaho Sens. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, and Joyce Broadsword, R-Sagle, in the same district. The earlier plan, which was overturned by the Idaho Supreme Court for dividing too many counties between districts, would have forced the two to face off if they both wanted to remain in office. Broadsword announced earlier that she’d retire from the Senate rather than seek a fifth term next year by running against Keough, a close ally and eight-term senator. Read more

Broadsword weighing options in light of new redistricting plan…

Sen. Joyce Broadsword, R-Sagle, says she’s weighing her options, now that the new legislative redistricting plan shifts her into a different district, where she wouldn’t have to face ally Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, if she ran for another term. “I haven’t had a chance to… Read more

New Idaho redistricting plan reshuffles lawmakers

After just two days of deliberations, Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission has adopted a new legislative district plan - and this one doesn’t land North Idaho Sens. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, and Joyce Broadsword, R-Sagle, in the same district. Read more

Incumbents would face off in 10 districts

Under the new legislative district plan adopted on a unanimous vote today by Idaho’s redistricting commission, there are some notable matchups created between incumbents, including some that already would have happened under the previous plan, and some changes. Among the new contests: Senior Sens. Dean… Read more

Sens. Keough and Broadsword no longer in same new legislative district

Sens. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, and Joyce Broadsword, R-Sagle, are no longer in the same district in the new legislative redistricting plan, Plan. L-93. Keough lands in the new District 1, but Broadsword ends up in the new District 7, along with Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood…. Read more

Redistricters adopt new legislative plan

Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission has agreed on a new legislative plan, dubbed L-93; it’s now up online on the commission’s website. The six-member commission voted unanimously in favor of the new plan. “What we did was we revised L-87 at the direction of the… Read more

Semanko won’t seek another term as GOP chairman, defends redistricting move, touts party successes

Idaho Republican Party Chairman Norm Semanko has sent out a guest opinion defending his attempt to try to fire GOP redistricting commissioner Randy Hansen, touting the party’s Idaho electoral successes and announcing that he won’t seek another term as party chairman. Semanko wrote that the… Read more

Redistricters making progress, could agree on plan today…

Idaho’s redistricting commission has convened again this afternoon after a lunch break, and plans to meet in open session all afternoon and work on its legislative district plan. “You will know exactly what we do,” said Co-Chair Dolores Crow. The bipartisan commission has a working… Read more

Redistricters back at work…

Idaho’s six citizen redistricting commissioners have been working straight through since 9 this morning, either in small working groups or as a full commission; they worked through lunch, while reviewing all seven of the plans that already have been submitted to the commission that have… Read more

Redistricting: Minimizing county splits now is ‘an absolute’

Secretary of State Ben Ysursa told Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission as it reconvened this morning, “This commission has a solemn duty to redistrict the state of Idaho, and I wish you well in your deliberations and will support you 100 percent.” Deputy Attorney General Brian… Read more

Denney, Semanko say they’re ‘continuing to evaluate legal options’

The Idaho Republican Party has released this statement this morning from House Speaker Lawerence Denney and state party Chairman Norm Semanko: “Unfortunately, the Idaho Supreme Court was unable to reach the merits of the case yesterday, opting instead to dismiss it on procedural grounds. As… Read more

Redistricters to convene at 9

Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission meets at 9 this morning in room C110 of the Capitol; thanks to Idaho Public Television, you can listen live here. According to its agenda, from 9:05 to 10:30, it’ll hear from Brian Kane of the Idaho Attorney General’s office… Read more

Court won’t hear redistricting appeal

BOISE – The Idaho Supreme Court stepped in Wednesday and halted two top GOP leaders’ power play over redistricting that was threatening to delay the state’s primary election. The court ruled that House Speaker Lawerence Denney and Idaho Republican Party Chairman Norm Semanko didn’t make their case to get the court to order Secretary of State Ben Ysursa to declare two vacancies on the state’s citizen redistricting commission and allow them to appoint new commissioners. Read more

Redistricting fracas divides Idaho GOP

Here’s a link to our full story at spokesman.com on today’s drama over redistricting, with the timing of the state’s primary election hanging in the balance and the fracas dividing Idaho’s supermajority Republican Party. The Idaho Supreme Court stepped in today, halting a move by… Read more

Redistricting fracas divides Idaho GOP

The Idaho Supreme Court stepped in Wednesday and halted a power play over redistricting by two top GOP leaders that was threatening to delay the state’s primary election. Read more

Statehouse reactions: ‘She bleeds Republican,’ ‘Always a fracas on reapportionment’

The first-floor rotunda of the State house was packed just now for a reception honoring longtime University of Idaho chief lobbyist Marty Peterson upon his retirement; the talk of the crowd as it milled around, amid congratulations to Peterson, was this afternoon’s Idaho Supreme Court… Read more

Idaho Supreme Court dismisses petition from Denney and Semanko

The Idaho Supreme Court has issued an order denying the petition from House Speaker Lawerence Denney and Idaho GOP Chairman Norm Semanko asking the court to order Secretary of State Ben Ysursa to declare two vacancies on the state’s citizen redistricting commission; you can read… Read more

Former Gov. Batt weighs in - strongly - on redistricting dispute…

Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt, who also is a former Idaho state GOP chairman and widely considered the architect of the party’s dominance in the state, has submitted a guest opinion to the Idaho Statesman newspaper decrying the moves by current party Chairman Norm Semanko… Read more

GOP wants Supreme Court to order Ysursa to declare redistricting vacancies

About half an hour ago, House Speaker Lawerence Denney and Idaho GOP Chairman Norm Semanko filed a Petition for Writ of Mandamus in the Idaho Supreme Court, calling on the court to “immediately” order Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa to declare two vacancies on… Read more

Denney, Semanko say they want Forrey and Cross as new redistricters…

The Idaho Republican Party says its chairman, Norm Semanko, and House Speaker Lawerence Denney have made their choices for two new redistricting commissioners: Denney’s chosen former state lawmaker Bob Forrey of Nampa, and Semanko has chosen Angela Cross of Post Falls. The party also said… Read more

Idaho GOP in intense internal fight over redistricting

Idaho’s dominant Republican Party on Monday deepened an intense internal fight, with the state GOP chairman and House speaker announcing they’d fired two of their own redistricting commissioners, at least in part because they hadn’t helped the party enough. Read more

AP: Idaho GOP deepens ‘intense internal fight’ over redistricting…

Idaho’s dominant Republican Party on Monday deepened an intense internal fight, the AP reports, with the state GOP chairman and House speaker announcing they’d fired two of their own redistricting commissioners, at least in part because they hadn’t helped the party enough. Meanwhile, the two… Read more

Reagan Republicans say they’ll file their own liquor privatization initiative

The “Idaho Federation of Reagan Republicans,” an expanded version of the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans group that’s intending to go statewide, announced today that it plans to submit its own proposed initiative to privatize liquor sales in Idaho, separate from an effort that’s been in… Read more

GOP offers its own conflicting legal opinion; redistricting commissioners say they’ll fight to stay…

Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney and state GOP Chairman Norm Semanko have now submitted their own legal opinion, written by attorney Christ Troupis, contradicting the Idaho Attorney General’s opinion finding that they can’t remove their appointees to the citizen redistricting commission. “The legal opinion provided… Read more

Denney, Semanko say they’re replacing Crow, Hansen on redistricting commission

The Idaho Republican Party just sent out this news release, despite an Idaho Attorney General’s opinion issued last week saying there’s no legal way to remove redistricting commissioners: Chairman Semanko and Speaker Denney to Appoint New Redistricting Commissioners Tuesday Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Republican… Read more

Three longtime District 1 incumbents draw tea party challengers

A trio of tea party sympathizers is challenging three longtime GOP incumbents in North Idaho’s legislative District 1, as Idaho gears up for its first-ever closed Republican primary this year. Pam Stout, president of the area’s Tea Party Patriots group, is challenging Rep. George Eskridge,… Read more

Eye on Boise: Medicaid cuts’ impact coming clear

BOISE – Idaho’s former state chief economist Mike Ferguson estimates that the $35 million in state funds cut from Medicaid this year – which with federal matching funds adds up to $100 million – had a direct impact of eliminating about 2,000 jobs in Idaho. “Those dollars are no longer circulating in the economy,” he said. For economic impact, he said, “You can probably effectively double that. So basically we’ve taken probably somewhere equivalent to 4,000 jobs out by making those cuts.” Read more