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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Tea partyers to challenge 3 veteran Idaho GOP legislators

BOISE – 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 closed Republican primary this year. Pam Stout, president of the area’s Tea Party Patriots group, is challenging state Rep. George Eskridge, R-Dover, who’s seeking a seventh term in the state House. She’s made a splash with her tea party involvement in the past two years, appearing on the David Letterman show and being interviewed by the New York Times, though this is her first run for office. Read more

Denney, Semanko both lean on their redistricting appointees to quit

In addition to House Speaker Lawerence Denney wanting to fire GOP redistricting commission Co-Chairwoman Dolores Crow, Idaho Republican Party Chairman…

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Attorney General: Redistricting commissioners can’t be fired

Redistricting commissioners can't be removed by those who appointed them, according to an Idaho Attorney General's opinion issued…

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AP: Denney wants to fire Crow from redistricting commission

Here's a news item from the Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican House Speaker Lawerence Denney may fire his…

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Redistricting Commission sets meetings next Thursday, Friday

Idaho's citizen redistricting commission has set public meetings for two days next week: Thursday Jan. 26 at 9 a…

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Idaho high court overturns redistricting, may delay primary

BOISE – Idaho’s Supreme Court overturned the state’s new legislative redistricting plan Wednesday, ordering a citizen commission back to work and throwing into doubt the state’s schedule for its May primary election. This morning, a House committee will consider legislation to push the May primary back to August; the bill is sponsored by state Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, chairman of the House State Affairs Committee. Read more

Redistricting decision throws primary election timing into doubt

Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on how the Idaho Supreme Court overturned the state…

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Redistricting decision could lead to delay in Idaho’s May primary election…

With today's decision from the Idaho Supreme Court leaving Idaho without a valid legislative redistricting plan just five and…

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County splits at issue in today’s 4-1 redistricting decision…

The Idaho Constitution says that counties may be divided among legislative districts only to the extent necessary to comply with…

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Idaho high court overturns redistricting plan

Idaho’s Supreme Court overturned the state’s new legislative redistricting plan Wednesday, ordering a citizen commission back to work and throwing into doubt the state’s schedule for its May primary election. Read more

Idaho Supreme Court overturns redistricting plan, rules it unconstitutional

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled 4-1 against the new legislative redistricting plan, L-87, developed by Idaho's second bipartisan…

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Simpson names campaign finance chairs

2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson has announced four regional finance chairmen for his re-election campaign; they are: Kirk Sullivan, Damond…

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Elections, redistricting likely to play big role in Idaho

BOISE – As Idaho lawmakers head into an election-year session, they’re facing big decisions. Lawmakers and Gov. Butch Otter budgeted so conservatively last year that they’re now sitting on a $130 million surplus, even as health care services for the poor have been slashed, universities, schools and state agencies have seen their funding drop sharply and state employees have gone without raises. Read more

Hart lawyer says state law trumps feds’ lawsuit

BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart has cited his status as a state legislator numerous times in seeking delays in his court fights over paying state and federal income taxes he owes, pointing to the state constitution’s clause protecting lawmakers from civil actions during sessions. Now he’s using it as an argument for dismissing a federal lawsuit to foreclose on his Athol home for back federal taxes. In Hart’s reply to the federal lawsuit, in which the Department of Justice is seeking to foreclose on the home to pay off more than a half-million dollars in back taxes, interest and penalties, his attorney charged that the IRS claim is “barred” because a “notice of deficiency” was sent to Hart while the Legislature was in session. Read more

Ron Paul wins Idaho’s GOP straw poll

The Idaho Republican Party's first presidential straw poll tonight was won decisively by Ron Paul, with 173 votes of…

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Plenty of legal ‘jousting’ in redistricting arguments

Idaho's Supreme Court justices were very energetic in their questioning of Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane over the discretion…

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State defends redistricting plan, says it’s ‘not constitutionally suspect’

Brian Kane, deputy attorney general, defending Idaho's new legislative district map, told Idaho's Supreme Court justices, “I think…

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Justices: Only question is whether plan is constitutional, not which plan is best

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren Jones said the court's job is just to decide if a redistricting plan is…

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Redistricting challengers say they’re not asking court to enact their own district plan

Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs, who submitted his own proposed redistricting plan as part of a challenge to the…

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Supreme Court justices hear redistricting arguments

Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs told the Idaho Supreme Court this afternoon, “You may not divide counties unless you…

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Idaho businessmen to challenge GOP allies

Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart has drawn an opponent in the upcoming May GOP primary, as has his ally in their North Idaho legislative district, Rep. Vito Barbieri. Longtime local businessmen Ed Morse and Mark Fisher have jointly announced their legislative bids, with Morse challenging Hart and Fisher challenging Barbieri. The primary election is May 15. Read more

Idaho makes Letterman’s Top 10, for not being Iowa…

Tonight on David Letterman's “Top 10” list, he featured the “Top 10 signs it might be time to end…

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Catching up on the news…

After two weeks off, it's time to catch up on the news, and though the holidays aren't generally…

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Otter says he’ll seek third term as governor

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter dropped something of a bombshell at a campaign fundraiser this week in Coeur d’Alene: He said he’ll run for a third term as governor in 2014. “He was pretty emphatic about it,” said Otter’s press secretary, Jon Hanian. Read more

Idaho Gov. Otter says he’ll seek 3rd term

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter dropped something of a bombshell at a campaign fundraiser last night in Coeur d’Alene: He said he’ll run for a third term as governor in 2014. Read more

Otter tells supporters he’ll seek a third term as governor in 2014

Here's a news item from the Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is telling…

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Popkey: ‘Reasonable’ Republicans rebel

Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey reports today on the latest splits among Republicans in North Idaho, with a new group…

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Another challenge to Idaho’s new districts filed

Seven northern Idaho counties have filed their challenge to Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan. The challenge criticizes the bipartisan citizen panel that wrote the plan this year and calls for the previous panel, which failed to agree on a plan by its deadline, to return. However, any effort to bring back the first panel will be complicated by the fact that its co-chairman, former state Rep. Allen Andersen, of Pocatello, died last month. Read more

New Idaho redistricting challenge calls for return of 1st commission

Seven northern Idaho counties have filed their challenge to Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan, and it includes criticism of the bipartisan citizen panel that wrote the plan this year and calls for the previous panel, which failed to agree on a plan by its deadline, to return. Read more

New redistricting challenge disses second commission, calls for first to return

Seven northern Idaho counties have filed their challenge to Idaho's new legislative redistricting plan, and attached to it are…

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Second redistricting challenge now likely won’t be filed until next week

A second lawsuit challenging Idaho's new legislative district plan still is in the works, but hasn't been filed…

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Idaho legislators hope for less pain in ’12

BOISE – Idaho’s headed for a different kind of legislative session in January, one marked less by painful budget cuts and more by political and philosophical battles, key lawmakers said Thursday. “Actually we have 105 game plans, folks,” Idaho Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill told the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho annual conference on Thursday, which traditionally serves as something of a warmup for Idaho’s legislative session. Read more

Idaho Supreme Court sets redistricting arguments for Jan. 5

The Idaho Supreme Court has issued an order setting oral arguments on the Twin Falls County challenge to Idaho's…

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Lawsuit challenges Idaho’s new legislative map

BOISE – Seven northern Idaho counties are planning a lawsuit to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan, which already faces one legal challenge. “These northern counties want to make sure that their interests are represented, and their interests may diverge somewhat from the Twin Falls petition,” said Eagle, Idaho, attorney Christ Troupis. Read more

Second lawsuit in works to challenge Idaho legislative redistricting plan

Seven North Idaho counties are planning a second lawsuit to challenge Idaho's new legislative redistricting plan. “These northern counties…

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