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Dems kick off state convention with optimism, ready jabs at Republicans

Idaho Democrats kicked off their two-day state convention in Moscow today with optimism, a two-page draft of a platform, and a ready supply of jabs at Republicans, Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert reports. Richert is reporting on the convention live this weekend at

Today, he reports that the Dems are gathering at a convention center just a short walk from the Kibbie Dome, where the state GOP convention degenerated into chaos six days earlier. Democratic leaders couldn’t resist crowing a bit after they seated all their convention delegates with a single unanimous vote – the very issue that bogged down the GOP confab, as the credentials of various delegations were challenged. “We’ve already accomplished what no one else could,” state Democratic Chairman Larry Kenck said. “Congratulations.” Richert’s full report is online here.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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