Darrell Kerby, the former mayor of Bonners Ferry, offers some insight re: a candidates' forum he helped moderate last night:
"Oh my. ... I acted as moderator last night in Bonners Ferry at the Republican 'Meet the Candidate Night.' In this 'wild' political season, there remains a bright star of calm and common sense: Idaho's 1st District incumbent Senator Shawn Keough. Even in the face of her opponent's blatant lies and distortions, (she) refused to stoop to similar lows. Shawn simply provided facts, remained gracious and civil and outlined point by point how her tenure has bettered Boundary and Bonner Counties lives and businesses. (By the way she has secured the funding to rebuild the goat trail through Bonners Ferry from Alderson Lane to the Kootenai River Bridge). How refreshing! Now as always it's up to us, the 1st District's voters, to make sure and turn out and vote to avoid her opponent winning by default and thereby losing our District's most effective representative in our district's history. We have never, and I do mean never, had a representative who has ever held both the power (chairman of the powerful Joint Appropriations Committee) and the respect of her colleagues in the Idaho Statehouse in history. Vote in Idaho's Primary Election Tuesday May 17th and vote Shawn Keough."