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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Idaho 1

In Epic Journey, we discuss the Democrats' success in capturing some heavily Republican House districts. One of our examples (p. 180) is the First District of Idaho, where Walt Minnick beat freshman Republican Bill Sali. CQ Politics reports that Republicans will have to work very hard to get the seat back:
[Minnick's] tireless constituent outreach, low-key, non-ideological demeanor and centrist voting record has earned plaudits from traditionally Republican-leaning interest groups. “People are very comfortable with him and his views,” said John Thompson, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation spokesman. “I think he’s doing what he knows he needs to do get re-elected.”