In the interests of space, we will use bullet points and allow GUARDIAN readers to take over the discussion on the election results. These three races were of most interest to us, but feel free to add your voice on any race.
–Guv Butch Otter will have a November fight on his hands against Dem Keith Allred. He is “vulnerable.” Allred reminds us of Cece Andrus and enjoys a similar reputation and 81% vote. Butch still got 54% in a race of 6 candidates.
–Vern Bisterfeldt’s win for the Ada Commish seat and Roger Simmons’ defeat set the stage for Vern to be a junior partner with Sharon Ullman as chairman and Rick Yzaguirre rounding out the trio. All of the players have grown up over the years, so don’t look for any real fireworks.
–Joke circulating about the new book “Bartlett’s Famous Quoltations by Vaughn Ward.” Ward brought a lot of fame (all bad) to Idaho and politics in general with his bush league campaign. His You Tube Obama copycat speech made all the networks, Jay Leno, and most major newspapers. Raul Labrador faces incumbent 1st District Congressman Walt Minnick who has a ton of money in his war chest.
Don’t forget to visit Papa Joe’s at Capitol and University tomorrow after 5pm for the GUARDIAN FIFTH BIRTHDAY. We have invited all the politicos and KBOI AM670 will broadcast the Nate Shellman show live from the party for three hours.
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