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  •  Not quite how it works here... (3+ / 0-)
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    newpioneer, crystalboy, BoiseBlue

    The Land Grant U here is in Moscow (Latah County), Idaho.  Blue, but tinged purple as evidenced by Rep. Tom Trail (R).  For bluest Idaho, truck down to Sun Valley / Ketchum (Blaine).  

    Pocatello (Bannock) used to be die-hard blue.  Basis was strong railroad and manufacturing unions, plus a university.  Nowadays, a mix of gerrymandering, LDS, multilevel marketing money and the steady gutting of union jobs make it bluish-purple, like Moscow.

    My favorite story is Driggs (Teton): for a few generations, the county has been arch-conservative.  But as Jackson, WY became overpriced, people moved there for the lifestyle and the mountains and suddenly, in the last few years, BINGO, it's becoming consistently blue.  Like Sun Valley, that's how it'll remain.

    Boise's got plenty of blue, but her suburbs are sometimes blaze-red.

    •  My bad (0+ / 0-)

      I mistakenly thought it was in Boise.

      "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk." --Ian McDonald

      by Geenius at Wrok on Mon May 03, 2010 at 04:19:03 AM PDT

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