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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 4, 2008

TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2008

Mood at GOP shindig

Things are crowded at the state Republican election night watch party at the Doubletree Riverside tonight, but the mood of the revelry is different from the usual. Idaho Republicans are accustomed to winning big on Election Night, and having much to celebrate. The last time...

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And where is Bill Sali?

I’ve been pursuing him much of the evening for a comment, but after conferring with both his wife, Terry, and his campaign spokesman, Wayne Hoffman, at the Doubletree Riverside suite where Sali’s supporters are watching results come in, I was informed that Sali, who’s closeted...

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Risch declares victory

Idaho Lt. Gov. Jim Risch has declared victory in his run for the U.S. Senate, with 25 percent of precincts reporting. He leads Democrat Larry LaRocco, 57 percent to 36 percent, with independent Rex Rammell trailing with 5 percent and Libertarian Kent Marmon and independent...

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It's hot, loud and happy at the Dems' HQ

At the Democratic headquarters in Boise, at the Hilton Garden Inn, the mood is ebullient, and loud cheers broke out just now when NBC declared that Obama is the new president. The room is packed, there’s loud music on and off with a live singer,...

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Rammell: 'Playing for the future'

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Rex Rammell, who’s staying home in Rexburg to watch the results tonight, told Eye on Boise, “I’m not expecting to win. I’ve been playing for the future for a while.” Rammell said he’ll likely run for office again, and figures he’ll...

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'As big or bigger than we thought'

Turnout in Idaho so far is big. “It’s looking as big or bigger than we thought,” said Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, who predicted a record turnout of 700,000, or 80 percent of registered voters. “I’ve heard good reports about not taking too long...

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