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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Second lawsuit could challenge Idaho district plan

Seven North Idaho counties are planning a second lawsuit to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan. Read more

Redistricting challengers submit own map, dividing only six counties

The four Idaho counties that are suing to challenge Idaho's new legislative redistricting plan - which include Kootenai County - have…

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Eye on Boise: 4 counties in lawsuit offer own district map

BOISE – The four Idaho counties that are suing to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan – which include Kootenai County – have drawn up and submitted to the Idaho Supreme Court their own version of a new legislative district plan, dividing just six counties. Led by Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs, the group maintains that L-87, the plan that was adopted, impermissibly splits 11 counties. “Plan L-87 disenfranchises these counties’ citizens by gerrymandering these districts to eliminate the impact of the county electorate,” the petition to the Idaho Supreme Court declares. Read more

Redistricting challenge filed at Idaho Supreme Court

Twin Falls County has filed its redistricting challenge with the Idaho Supreme Court today, as promised, and it includes several…

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County votes to join redistricting lawsuit

Kootenai County commissioners plan to sue over Idaho’s new legislative district plan, saying they object to a proposed large district that would take in a 5,000-person chunk of the county and pair it with others to the south and east. “We just didn’t think that was right,” said Commission Chairman Todd Tondee. “Our county can be kept whole, and we would like it to be kept whole for our citizens.” Read more

Redistricting challenge to be filed tomorrow

Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on how Kootenai County commissioners voted today to sue…

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Kootenai County decides to sue over redistricting

Kootenai County commissioners have decided to sue over Idaho’s proposed new legislative district plan, saying they object to a proposed large new district that would take in a 5,000-person chunk of the county and pair it with others to the south and east. Read more

Kootenai County to sue over new legislative district plan, doesn’t like the new District 7

Kootenai County's board of county commissioners has formally decided to join a planned lawsuit challenging Idaho's new legislative…

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Rep. Higgins to retire, redistricting would have pitted her against other incumbents

One more contest between legislative incumbents prompted by Idaho's new legislative redistricting plan has been averted by an incumbent…

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Eye on Boise: State revenues fall just shy of predictions

BOISE – Idaho’s general fund revenues for October are in, and they’re almost exactly on target, missing state economists’ forecast by just 0.7 percent. At $209.9 million, the month’s tax take is $1.6 million below the $211.4 million forecast. Sales taxes came in $4.1 million below the expected level, but all other categories came in ahead of the forecast. Individual income tax revenues for October were 5.9 percent above October of the previous year; the forecast was for 4.9 percent growth. Sales taxes were up 1.6 percent over the previous October; the forecast had called for 6.3 percent. Read more

Election law passed two years ago created headaches for some in city elections

A 2009 law passed by the Idaho Legislature drew complaints from voters in Tuesday's city elections that they were…

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CdA mayor still backs McEuen Field remake

Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and three council members say the election Tuesday of three critics of a multimillion-dollar plan to remake a downtown park does not sway their support for the plan. “I’m really committed to the parking and to improving the field,” said Councilwoman Deanna Goodlander of the plan to remake McEuen Field. “That’s what the future holds. We don’t plan for today. We plan for 10 years down the road.” Read more

Eye on Boise: Idaho’s dimmer economic outlook mirrors nation’s

BOISE – Idaho’s new economic forecast is out, and it’s a gloomier outlook than the state’s last forecast in July – though it still predicts growth. The change comes mainly because national forecasts have cooled, raising the likelihood that the national economy could slip into a recession from 25 percent in July to 40 percent in October. Read more

Dems vote 70-0 to keep party primary open

The Idaho Democratic Party, at its fall state central committee meeting over the weekend in Sun Valley, voted to keep…

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Eye on Boise: Risch no longer among 15 richest lawmakers

BOISE – Idaho Sen. Jim Risch has dropped one spot on Roll Call’s list of the 50 richest members of Congress, to 16th. The Capitol Hill newspaper analyzes congressional financial disclosures. It reported that Risch is worth $19.78 million, up just half a percent from last year’s $19.69 million. Read more

Labrador’s wife on campaign staff

BOISE – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, has put his wife, Becca, on his campaign payroll with a monthly salary – a legal practice that has drawn much criticism since a 2006 congressional scandal. Labrador, a freshman, defends the move, saying it saves money for his “frugal” campaign. Read more

Idaho GOP schedules first straw poll

BOISE – Idaho’s Republican Party has scheduled its first presidential straw poll for Jan. 6 in Boise, and it’s hoping to attract candidates to the Gem State to woo Republican voters. Why it thinks they’ll show: With 32 delegates, heavily GOP Idaho has more at stake than Iowa, New Hampshire or Nevada. And then there’s the timing – three days after the Iowa caucuses. Read more

GOP presidential candidates may be focused on New Hampshire, not Idaho, on Jan. 6…

Here's the possible fly in the ointment of the Idaho GOP's plan to lure GOP presidential contenders to…

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Idaho GOP sets Jan. 6 GOP presidential straw poll, invites the candidates

Idaho's Republican Party has scheduled its first-ever presidential straw poll in Boise on Jan. 6, and is hoping to…

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Idaho sets Jan. 6 GOP presidential straw poll

Idaho’s Republican Party has scheduled its first-ever presidential straw poll in Boise on Jan. 6, and is hoping to attract the candidates to the Gem State to woo the state’s Republican voters. Read more

Twin Falls County plans court challenge to new redistricting plan

Twin Falls County plans to sue over Idaho's new legislative redistricting plan, the Times-News reports today; you can read…

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Redistricters decry ‘unnecessary law’ that led first panel to impasse

Another political ripple from this year's redistricting could affect two state laws passed in 2009 that left Idaho’s…

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Redistricting: When the music’s over…

Here's a link to my Sunday story on redistricting, which takes note of the ripples sent across Idaho politics…

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Redistricting alters game in some political circles

BOISE – Idaho legislators or candidates who don’t like their new districts have just two weeks to move if they want to run elsewhere. That’s just one of the many ripples sent across Idaho politics by the state’s new legislative redistricting plan, from ending the Senate career of a four-term North Idaho lawmaker to prompting a game of political musical chairs in districts from St. Maries to Idaho Falls. Read more

Post your thoughts on education reform

BOISE – Public comments on the State Board of Education’s proposed new online class graduation requirement – requiring every Idaho high school student to take two online courses to graduate – are being accepted through Wednesday. The new rule was widely panned at a series of seven public hearings around the state, but the state board gave it initial approval anyway on Sept. 9; the public comment period precedes the board’s final vote Nov. 3. To submit comments, go to the state board’s website at boardofed.idaho.gov, and click on the box on the right that says, “Online Graduation Credit Requirement.” Read more

Where the new districts are…

For those looking for detail on where the legislative (and congressional) district lines ended up, various maps, including statewide maps…

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The A’s and B’s of it…

Under Idaho's new legislative district plan, there are six House districts that contain three current incumbents, plus one that…

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Ripples from redistricting: Candidates have two weeks to move

Legislators or candidates who don't like the districts where they landed in this year's reapportionment still have time…

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Ex-football player, Democrat challenges Labrador

A 33-year-old Lewiston native who retired as an NFL football player in 2009 has launched a run for Congress in Idaho, taking on freshman GOP Rep. Raul Labrador in the 1st District. “I’m a passionate person, and what I really want to do is make a difference and be involved in something I really care about, something I think really matters,” said the candidate, Jimmy Farris. “I don’t think most people like what they see happening in D.C.” Read more

Idaho Dems ‘a lot less negative’ with new congressional candidate on board

Idaho Democrats are markings something of a milestone today with the emergence of a new candidate for Congress in the…

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Former NFL player launches run for Congress in Idaho

A 33-year-old Lewiston native who retired as an NFL football player in 2009 has launched a run for Congress in Idaho, taking on freshman GOP Rep. Raul Labrador in the 1st District. Read more

Farris launches congressional bid, says he’s ‘faced longer odds’

A 33-year-old Lewiston native who retired as an NFL football player in 2009 after playing for the New England Patriots…

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Simpson praises redistricting commission’s work, ‘hope it’s a model’

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, who represents the 2nd Congressional District, was asked at the end of his talk to the…

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Former NFL player, Democrat Farris to take on Labrador in 1st CD

Here's a news item from the Associated Press and Lewiston Tribune:  LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Former NFL player Jimmy Farris…

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New districts now ‘the law of the land’

Idaho's new congressional and legislative districts are now in effect, Secretary of State Ben Ysursa declared this morning after…

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