Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Idaho Primary 2010

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Voters send Incumbents Packing
Boise--Six Republican incumbents from the Idaho Legislature lost primary elections on Tuesday with the biggest upset coming from Twin Falls. Lee Heider, a Twin Falls City Councilman beat three-term Republican state Sen. Chuck Coiner; The city councilman took 56 percent of the vote.

Other republican incumbent losses include Sens. Mike Jorgenson, of Hayden Lake, and Leland Heinrich of Cascade; and Reps. Richard Jarvis, of Meridian, and Steve Kren, of Nampa.
Voting machines broke down in Latah county so results are still trickling in from Moscow, but, Gresham Bouma, with ties to the tea party movement has a 12-percentage point lead over Sen. Gary Schroeder.

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