This diary is for Election Results Live Blogging. This diary will be used to cover the results of the following elections: ID-1st, ID-2nd, GOV, LT. GOV
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[Dad's race goes first, sorry Mr. Brady]
|ID-1st - 625/951 precincts reporting|
|Larry Grant (D)||67,815||%|
|William "Bill" Sali (R)||75,479||%|
|GOV - 367/921 reporting|
|Jerry Brady (D)||66,829||43%|
|C.L. "Butch" Otter (R)||83,014||54%|
|Lt. Gov - 9% reporting|
|Larry LaRocco (D)||9872||36%|
|Jim Risch (R)||17,500||62%|
|ID-2nd - 367/951 precincts reporting|
|Jim Hansen (D)||29,184||32%|
|Mike Simpson (R)||59,123||65%|
10am 11/8 - Grant campaign met at 7am and looked at the numbers and there was no way to make up the difference. Larry called the Sali campaign to conceed and then the family went to breakfast.
Brady (Gov) There is an 11am press conference. Rumor is there are still enough outstanding votes to make difference in this race. I'm going in after I post this. However I have to go straight to the airport after that and don't plan to update this page till tomorrow.
I saw the Hansen family in the elevator this morning and told them I was proud of them and that they did their job for the republic.
2am Update. Grant and Party Leader Stallings have said we're going to bed. With about 30% of expected votes still yet to be accounted for, we're going to wait till tomorrow to see how some of those precincts come in. Almost half of Ada county precincts in the 1st district are still out, as well as precincts in Latah and other North Idaho counties.
11:00 I'm in the Grant war room and not getting numbers on other races.
tubes are clogged here... power outages-joy.
Update 8:00ish. Grant and family are back from dinner. There was a big fight with Larry's parents (Ken and Edith) about who would pay the check.
The Democrats are at the Owyhee Hotel in Boise, Idaho.Update 5:30: I've seen Jerry Brady, Larry LaRocco and Larry Grant. Hospitality suites are being set up and there is real excitement here.
I phone banked about 300 persuadables (independents and leaning republicans). I was only hung up on once, and got several 'I'm voting for Democrats...' We'll see.IMPORTANT NOTE:
Idaho statewide races and ID-1st cover both Mountain and Pacific timezones. If I have my information right, data for all Idaho races will not be available until 9pm Mountain (8pm Pacific).
Idaho Secretary of State Unofficial Results Page:
Info about the races
Daily Kos story about 1st District:
Daily Kos story about 2nd District Candidate Jim Hansen:
Daily Kos story about Governor's Race:
Daily Kos story about Lt. Governor's Race: