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DFC to Obama: Appoint Richardson to State
Just a quick newsy thing today. The Democratic Freedom Caucus, a group of classical liberal (or libertarian-leaning, if you will) Democrats issued a statement today urging the appointment of New ...
W Lane Startin 11/18/2008 8 3 1 39
Some belated thank yous
Tonight I want to send out some thank yous for the wonderful cycle we had, both nationally and here in Idaho. This was a profoundly important election here. We made ...
W Lane Startin 11/10/2008 3 2 - 21
ID-01: Sali FINALLY concedes (UPDATED)
Even though Bill Sali is a soon-to-be-ex Congressman, and even though top Idaho Republicans like Gov. Butch Otter and Sen. Mike Crapo have sent their congratulations to Rep.-elect Walt Minnick, Sali ...
W Lane Startin 11/06/2008 26 9 - 23
Idaho results, ID-01 MINNICK LEADS SALI BY 4,500+, 98% REPORTING (Update 7x)
ID-Pres: McCain called the winner early. Obama scores county wins in Blaine and Teton, leads in wins Latah, exactly tied down in Bonner. Ada is close with ...
W Lane Startin 11/05/2008 2 3 - 31
To hell with the consequences, I'm voting tomorrow
Just how important is this election? Well, as far as I'm concerned it's important enough to put my life on hold for a few more hours. If anyone has an excuse to skip voting tomorrow, it would be ...
W Lane Startin 11/03/2008 5 11 - 3
CNN moves Iowa to "Safe Obama", Montana to "Tossup"
So much for all that campaigning, John. Iowa, a state won by George W. Bush in 2004, has been moved by CNN to "Safe Obama." This is particuarly significant considering CNN has continually shown ...
W Lane Startin 11/02/2008 48 19 1 6
McCain to gut his GOTV in favor of (yawn) more ads
It should come as a shock to absolutely no one that John McCain's campaign has been, well, inadequate. After all he won the Republican nomination not because of any sort of superior organization or ...
W Lane Startin 10/31/2008 42 11 - 1
ID-02: We're still out here
As I've diaried before, I'm the treasurer for Debbie Holmes' Congressional campaign here in ID-02. We've often felt that we're the "ignored" race in Idaho. Walt Minnick and Larry LaRocco both get a ...
W Lane Startin 10/29/2008 7 8 - 23
Obama for America: defenders of capitalism
John McCain, Sarah Palin and their supporters like to point out how much of a "socialist" Barack Obama is. How un-American! How evil! Yeah, well, what kind of socialist turns down free government ...
W Lane Startin 10/24/2008 14 - 1 -
Poll: Obama pulls ahead in Montana, Ron Paul may be a spoiler
You read that right, as reported by 538 a new poll in Montana has Obama up four points. The Big Sky is in ...
W Lane Startin 10/24/2008 46 17 - 25
ID-Sen: Why is Jim Risch going negative?
Jim Risch is sure acting funny for someone who supposedly has a double-digit lead over a Democrat who he's beaten twice before in one of the reddest states in the country. ...
W Lane Startin 10/13/2008 15 7 - 24
Conservatives to McCain: You suck!
I'm really beginning to wonder if John McCain is trying to lose on purpose. Not only are moderate ...
W Lane Startin 10/11/2008 5 6 - 1
Tips on contributions from a real live Congressional campaign treasurer
I'm the campaign treasurer for Debbie Holmes , who's the Democratic nominee in the Idaho 2nd Congressional District. Like all other campaigns, we'...
W Lane Startin 10/09/2008 4 4 - 22
A few reasons why this is not a repeat of 1988 w/ poll
OK, so there are some similarities to 2008. The Olympics were held in Asia. The winner of the presidential election will succeed a two-term Republican incumbent. The Keating Five was in the news. ...
W Lane Startin 10/06/2008 59 10 1 7
ID-02: Debbie Holmes for Congress Announces Quarterly Figures
It's FEC report time. The Committee to Elect Debbie Holmes is proud to announce its October quarterly numbers . For the ...
W Lane Startin 10/04/2008 1 4 - 5
Kos Diary Lite: 10 "Tastes Great, Less Filling" Observations
Some days the muse strikes. Other days I'm grazed and left with little more than a potpourri of tidbits and occasional snark. Today is an example of the latter. More below the fold:
W Lane Startin 09/30/2008 3 4 - 1
Jumping the canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho
My hometown of Twin Falls, Idaho, is probably most famous because of its association with Evel Knievel. In 1974 from a site about two miles from where I wrote this, Knievel attempted to jump the ...
W Lane Startin 09/29/2008 13 11 - 12
There's a silver lining in Idaho, seriously
Today I'd like to direct your attention to a state no one thinks we'll win: Idaho. Indeed, with the possible exception of Utah and Wyoming, Idaho is arguably McCain's safest. The polls tell us as ...
W Lane Startin 09/27/2008 20 33 - 42
The Case for Libertarian Democrats
Regardless of what you call us, libertarians, classical liberals, pro-choice-on-everything types, etc., libertarians have spent quite a bit of time drifting in the political ether. We're ...
W Lane Startin 09/09/2008 61 24 3 199
Will Ron Paul hand Montana to Obama?
For those of you who don't follow minor American political parties, you're to be commended for your general sense of sanity. However, you may have missed something of great potential significance ...
W Lane Startin 09/08/2008 51 12 1 41
ID-02: A "three-minute stump speech"
Debbie Holmes, working mother and candidate for Congress in the Idaho 2nd Congressional District, recently released her "three-minute stump speech."
W Lane Startin 04/02/2008 2 1 - 34
ID-02: Debbie Holmes on the issues
BOISE, Idaho - Debbie Holmes, a Democratic candidate for United States House of Representatives in the Idaho 2nd Congressional District, issued the following position stances today.
W Lane Startin 03/24/2008 3 2 - 5
ID-02: A short blog on a welcome entry (w/ poll)
Despite having a high-profile primary in the Idaho 1st Congressional District between 2006 nominee Larry Grant and 1996 US Senate nominee Walt Minnick (the winner to take on Bill Sali in November), ...
W Lane Startin 03/18/2008 3 3 - -
ID-Gov: Answering the call for more and better Democrats
Fellow Kossacks: My name is Lane Startin. I am a Democrat from Twin Falls, Idaho, and I'm considering a run for governor of this great state in 2010 . I ...
W Lane Startin 02/29/2008 11 10 - 112
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