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Proposition 1

76
Option Pct
No 57.29%
Yes 42.71%

Proposition 2

77
Option Pct
No 57.98%
Yes 42.02%

Proposition 3

78
Option Pct
No 66.71%
Yes 33.29%



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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 must do so to satisfy the United States Constitution.” Twin Falls is leading a group of counties that’s challenging the state’s new legislative redistricting plan,…


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.


Hart, Barbieri draw challenges in GOP primary

Two longtime Hayden-area businessmen have announced their candidacies against Idaho Reps. Phil Hart and Vito Barbieri in the GOP primary. Ed Morse, who is challenging Hart, is a real estate appraiser and consultant and board member of the Reagan Republicans group; Mark Fisher, challenging Barbieri,…


Businessmen to challenge Idaho Reps. Hart, Barbieri

Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart has drawn an opponent in the upcoming May GOP primary, as has his ally in his North Idaho legislative district, Rep. Vito Barbieri. Longtime local businessmen Ed Morse and Mark Fisher held a joint announcement of their legislative bids late last month, with Morse challenging Hart and Fisher challenging Barbieri; the primary election is May 15.


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 your presidential campaign.” Among them, at No. 5: “Instead of Iowa, you’ve been campaigning in Idaho.” On that note, the Idaho Republican Party today announced detailed…


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 a time for lots of Idaho political news, there’s been plenty. Among the highlights: Gov. Butch Otter is working on a state-backed investment fund for startups dubbed…


Clarification from guv’s office: Otter held no elected post from ‘77 to ‘87

The governor’s office wants to clarify this line that appeared at the end of my story in today’s paper: “Otter has served in elected office since 1973, as a state lawmaker, longtime lieutenant governor, three-term congressman and governor.” Notes Jon Hanian, Otter’s press secretary, “From…


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.


Weatherby: ‘No governor wants to be considered a lame duck prematurely’

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com on Gov. Butch Otter’s announcement that he’ll see a third term in 2014. It includes this comment from longtime Idaho political observer Jim Weatherby: “Who knows whether it’s for real or not? I suspect part of…


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.


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