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May 15, 2018

Idaho Primary Election

Complete Coverage

Scotchman Peak advisory vote sends a clear message to lawmakers, but does little else

Bonner County residents rejected a 13,000 acre proposed wilderness area, Tuesday. And although the vote may have sent a message to lawmakers, while also serving as a rallying cry for state rights champions, it won’t actually change how the forest is managed.

Women make history in Idaho’s primary

Tuesday’s primary election results mark a historic first for Idaho: With women winning both parties’ primaries for lieutenant governor, and no other candidates running, Idaho is guaranteed to elect its first female lieutenant governor in November.

Phil Hart, Kathy Sims lose bids to return to Idaho Legislature

Two former state legislators making comeback bids were halted by voters in Tuesday’s Republican primary

It’s Paulette Jordan vs. Brad Little for Idaho governor

Paulette Jordan, a two-term state representative and former Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council member, pulled off an upset win in Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday over the party’s 2014 nominee, Boise businessman and longtime school board member A.J. Balukoff.

Results of Idaho primary races

With 669 of 951 precincts reporting.GOVERNORDemocrats A J Balukoff41.1% Peter Dill1.4% Paulette Jordan57.5%Republicans Tommy Ahlquist28.2% Harley Delano Brown0.4% Dalton Ben Cannady0.3% Raul Labrador30.9% Brad Little37.3% Lisa Marie1.6% Steve Pankey1.3%LT. GOVERNORDemocrats Kristin Collum88.3% Jim Fabe11.7%Republicans Marv Hagedorn15.3% Janice McGeachin28.2% Bob Nonini13.6% Kelley Packer15.0% Steve Yates28.0%SECRETARY OF STATEDemocrats Joseph J.P. Chastain25.0% Jill Humble75.0%STATE TREASURERRepublicans Julie A. Ellsworth37.4% Tom Kealey34.3% Vicky J McIntyre28.3%SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONDemocrats Allen Humble15.8% Cindy Wilson84.2%Republicans Jeff Dillon40.3% Sherri Ybarra59.7%

Incumbent Kootenai County Commissioners Eberlein and Bingham lose seats

Two Kootenai County commissioners lost in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

Russ Fulcher wins Idaho GOP primary to replace Labrador in Congress

With an open seat in Congress at stake, former state Sen. Russ Fulcher easily captured the Republican nomination for the position held by Raul Labrador. Real estate agent Cristina McNeil won a three-way race among Democrats and will face Fulcher in November.

Paulette Jordan wins Idaho’s Democratic governor primary

BOISE, Idaho – Former state Rep. Paulette Jordan has won the Democratic primary for Idaho governor. She is the first woman to become the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Idaho.

Sims and Wisniewski aim for Idaho state legislature seat

Kathy Sims and Tony Wisniewski sat in the Coeur d’Alene Courthouse last Friday, awaiting a decision capable of ending the race between the two candidates almost two weeks early. But after a judge declared that Sims could restore her ballot spot – effectively ending a court battle over her residency in Idaho’s District 3 – Wisniewski, her challenger on the ballot, said he agreed with the decision.

Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott facing challenger in Republican primary

Voters in North Idaho’s most northern district get a chance next week to either endorse the ultraconservative, headline-grabbing political maneuvers of Rep. Heather Scott, or select longtime Sandpoint resident Mike Boeck in the Republican primary election.

When political debates also include comic relief…

When six GOP candidates for Idaho’s open 1st District congressional seat faced off in the “Idaho Debates” last week, much of the fireworks – and the humor – came in the closing statements. First, Rep. Christy Perry, R-Nampa, lit into rivals Russ Fulcher and David Leroy…

Eye on Boise: When political debates also include comic relief…

When six GOP candidates for Idaho’s open 1st District congressional seat faced off in the “Idaho Debates” last week, much of the fireworks – and the humor – came at the end, in the closing statements.

Sandpoint High alumnus Luke Mayville led Medicaid initiative effort

Luke Mayville was a junior at Sandpoint High School when the 9/11 attacks happened in September of 2001, and his English teacher, Marianne Love, encouraged the quiet, high-performing student to read his essay on the attacks in front of a school assembly just a few days later.

Giant statewide ‘newspaper’ mailing backs far-right candidates, has ties to Esposito, Hoffman

Voters across the state received a fat 48-page newsprint publication in the mail this week – mine was addressed to “resident” – calling itself “The Idahoan,” and purporting to be a newspaper that is published only right before an election – complete with endorsements of…

Kathy Sims vows to fight removal from Idaho ballot

Former Idaho Rep. Kathy Sims is vowing to fight her removal from the ballot for failing to be a registered voter in her new district for a year before the election; but for now, she’s off – unless she gets a judge to rule otherwise.

Jordan: Campaign email wasn’t meant to mislead Idaho voters

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan is not apologizing for sending a campaign email blast that critics say misled voters to think she was endorsed by the Idaho Democratic Party. Jordan, a former two-term state representative and member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, told The Associated Press in an email Tuesday she did not intend to…

Governor candidate endorsed by national progressives, but not her fellow Idaho lawmakers

Twelve of the 16 Democratic state lawmakers who served with former Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer, have endorsed her opponent, A.J. Balukoff, in the Democratic primary for governor, and the other four are staying neutral.