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  •  This one victory would make Idaho (4+ / 0-)

    a genuine two party state again.  The Repubs are getting defensive and now trying to hold onto their base in places like ID-01.  They are freaked about this race.  Idahoans would really regard Grant as a whole new conduit of politics.  The Repubs really, really don't want that.  They really don't want to lose their western base.

    Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. - Mark Twain

    by Rolfyboy6 on Tue Oct 17, 2006 at 01:37:28 PM PDT

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    •  It wasn't so long ago (3+ / 0-)

      That Idaho did have a Democratic Congressman until he ran for the Senate in 1992. Also, let's not forget Cecil Andrus.

      You're one microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan designed and directed by his red right hand

      by RandyMI on Tue Oct 17, 2006 at 01:38:48 PM PDT

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    •  The GOP is already losing its Western base (4+ / 0-)

      .... Brian Schweitzer, Ken Salazar, Dave Freundenthal ... and this year, Larry Grant, Jon Tester, Gabrielle G., Gary Trauner, and who knows how many more will add to the Western Democrat wave.

      You know, it wasn't that long ago (early 90s) that Idaho had a Dem governor and two Ds in Congress (Larry LaRocco and Richard Stallings). Granted, it's been close to a generation since then, but older folks are the ones who vote, and they remember many Democrats who weren't the beasts the GOP is blowing its bank account to make us out to be.

      Humiliate the Club for Growth. Contribute to Larry Grant now!

      by Red State Rebel on Tue Oct 17, 2006 at 01:43:42 PM PDT

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