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 redistrict… 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 n… 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 Republic… 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 Ida… 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… 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 s… 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, the… 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 legi… 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… 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… 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 … Read more

Redistricters back at work…

Idaho’s six citizen redistricting commissioners have been working straight through since 9 this morning, either in… 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 c… 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 … 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… 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… 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 Ida… 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… 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 … 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 Wr… 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 cho… 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… 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 … 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 opinio… 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 las… 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 Distric… 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