Still, last week's Rasmussen poll does help cement the developing storyline that Otter is the prohibitive favorite. There is a lot of time until November, but that perception is starting to set. The poll, among other things, should be a wake up call to the Democratic campaign. It would appear that the buzz Allred created with his announcement in December was temporary and this race now has many of the makings of settling into the same kind of contest Idaho Democrats have lost every four years since 1994. For example, if the Rasmussen numbers are taken at face value, Allred - a one-time independent turned Democrat - has barely begun to solidify the puny Idaho Democratic base that I think can reasonably be calculated at plus or minus 30%/Marc Johnson, The Johnson Post. More here.
- Real studs just carry chains/Fort Boise
- Minnick's vulnerable/Sisyphus, 43rd State Blues
- Idaho students protest tuition hikes/Brad Iverson-Long, Idaho Reporter
- Simpson receives radio static over wilderness/Kevin Richert, Idaho Politics
- Wherein ... Minnick redux/MountainGoat Report
- Utility transfer employees who angered Oregonians/Rocky Barker, Statesman
- 2-fer: Daily politics brief, and: Monday morning news/Treasured Valley
Question: Do you agree w/Marc that Demo challenger Keith Allred has barely begun to solidify his base, let alone cut into the huge lead that the incumbent has?