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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 3, 2010

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 2010


GOP tide sweeps out six-term lawmaker

The Republican sweep of Idaho's elections on Tuesday carried off one of North Idaho's longest-serving lawmakers, a Democrat who often voted with the Republicans and whose campaign slogan was "as independent as Idaho." Rep. Mary Lou Shepherd, D-Prichard, lost her bid for a seventh term…

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Labrador, Minnick comment on results 

Outgoing Congressman Walt Minnick issued a statement early this morning, saying, "It now appears that Raul Labrador will be the victor when all the votes are finally tallied. Therefore, early this morning I placed a call to Raul and wished him every success as Idaho’s…

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Raul Labrador, Republican candidate for Idaho's 1st congressional district, waves to the crowd at the Idaho Republican election night headquarters on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune / Charlie Litchfield)

Labrador wins, beats Minnick 

The Associated Press has called Idaho's 1st District congressional race in favor of GOP challenger Raul Labrador. The latest figures from the Idaho Secretary of State's office show that with 753 of 961 precincts reporting, Labrador had 50.2 percent to Minnick's 42 percent, with independent…

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