A candidate for State Senator, Republican Primary, Idaho Legislative District 1 in the 2016 Idaho Primary, May 17
City: Priest River, Idaho
A retired industrial engineer and plant manager and a retired Air National Guard major, Rohrer is a former planning and zoning administrator for the city of Priest River. Rohrer opposes the uniform child support enforcement bill whose failure forced a special session of the Legislature in 2005; he called the day an amended version of the bill passed “a sad day for freedom in Idaho.” He also wants to cut taxes and regulations and opposes allowing state parks to accept corporate sponsorships for projects within parks, which the Legislature has approved. He promotes a "Retire Shawn Keough" website that claims incumbent Keough isn't really a Republican, though District 1 voters have elected her as a Republican 10 times since 1996.
|Shawn Keough (R)||1,279||58.60 %|
|Glenn Rohrer (R)||904||41.40 %|
Here’s my full day-after election story from Spokesman.com on the final results and fallout: Primary takes out three North Idaho lawmakers By Betsy Z. Russell Three North Idaho lawmakers lost their seats in Tuesday’s primary election. The three – Reps. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d’Alene, and…
Here’s a link to the final, unofficial results of yesterday’s Idaho primary election, with all precincts reporting. When the dust settled, seven sitting Republican lawmakers had been knocked off in the primary, four ultra-conservatives and three more moderate conservatives. Robyn Brody and Curt McKenzie are…
In Idaho’s northernmost legislative district, Republican Party politics has been pulled farther to the right in recent years with the rise of the tea party. But now a new element is pushing the party farther still: the arrival of conservative Christian “preppers” fleeing more populated states, who see the region as a “redoubt” – a place to…
In Idaho’s northernmost legislative district, Republican Party politics has been pulled farther to the right in recent years with the rise of the tea party. But now a new element is pushing the party farther still: the arrival of conservative Christian “preppers” fleeing more-populated states, who see the region as a “redoubt” – a place to settle and defend themselves when the whole country goes bad.
Keough raises $77K for re-election campaign; opponent raises $17K, including $10,500 of his own money
Sen. Shawn Keough’s campaign finance report is a whopping 31 pages long, showing that she’s raised $76,931 in campaign contributions since Jan. 1 for her re-election bid. Keough, R-Sandpoint, is a 10-term senator and co-chair of the Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, who is being…