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M 2011 Idaho General Election

Top races to watch

*Blue represents leader

Council Seat 1

520
Candidate Pct
Loren “Ron” Edinger 71.94%
Adam Graves 28.06%

Council Seat 5

528
Candidate Pct
Steve Adams 56.13%
John Bruning 33.29%
Amber Copeland 10.58%

Council Seat 1

529
Candidate Pct
Kerri Thoreson 59.40%
Joe Bodman 27.85%
Jim Edgington 12.75%

Council Seat 3

530
Candidate Pct
Joe Malloy 69.81%
Scott Grant 30.19%

Council Seat 5

531
Candidate Pct
Skip Hissong 60.87%
Barry Rubin 39.13%

City Council

533
Candidate Pct
Tim Timmins 61.06%
Kris LaMarr 38.94%

Hayden Mayor

532
Candidate Pct
Ronald McIntire 64.81%
Nancy (Taylor) Lowery 35.19%


Latest news

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.”


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.”


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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,…


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.”


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.


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…




Latest news

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.”


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.”


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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,…


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.”


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.


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…