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  •  Boise isn't in the 1st (0+ / 0-)

    Some of the suburbs of Boise are in the 1st CD, but Boise is not, the district wraps arround Boise so that most of Ada County is in the 2nd.  Maybe its more even than I thought, but I would still wager that most of the population in the 1st is North of the time zone bridge, you've got the Camus Prairie towns +Lewiston, Moscow, CDA, Sandpoint, and Post Falls up in the North.  Some of the Boise suburbs in the first have some respectable population size to them, but with Boise proper being in the 2nd CD I would wager that most of the population is north in the Pacific time zone.

    "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."-Clarence Darrow

    by cwech on Fri Sep 29, 2006 at 10:48:50 PM PDT

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    •  Where is Idaho's 1st CD? (0+ / 0-)

      You are right that Idaho's 1st congressional district splits through Boise, but there are still at least 150,000 or more who are in it. Suburbs to the west aren't technically Boise (Meridian, Eagle) but they are in the 1st CD and are part of the Boise media market. Also, 20 miles west of Boise is a town called Nampa, which is the seat of Idaho's Hispanic population. That's where Grant's campaign HQ is, and he has campaigned among Spanish-speaking voters more than any candidate of either party in Idaho history. He publishes most if not all his materials in Spanish. It's a stellar campaign organization, without a delusional bone among them.

      •  maps etc (0+ / 0-)

        US time zones

        ID-01 district map

        Rough population estimates from US Census Bureau site (2003):
        Idaho-1429K

        major cities in northern ID-01:
        Coeur d'Alene-37K

        Moscow-22K

        Lewiston-31K

        major cities in southern ID-01:
        Boise-208K (split)

        Caldwell-31K

        Nampa-64K

        In general, northern ID is forested mountain ranges, southern ID is high desert, farm/ranchland

        Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. - Terry Pratchett

        by cherryXXX69 on Mon Oct 02, 2006 at 01:48:44 AM PDT

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