Nine-vote legislative victory will prompt recount

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Who says a single vote doesn’t count? Not Julie Ellsworth, winner of a House seat in District 18, an area comprised of east and southeast Boise.  Ellsworth, a Republican who previously served in the state Legislature…

Ysursa says voter turnout in line with last midterm

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The number of Idahoans who voted in the 2010 general election was comparable to previous midterm elections, according to Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa. More than 450,000 people cast a ballot Tuesday. Ysursa, whose office…

Dem leader: GOP’s misleading labeling hurt party

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Voters buying Republican-driven stereotypes helped undo Idaho’s Democratic candidates, according to the party director and its candidate for governor. “In 2010, the Democratic brand isn’t doing so good,” said Keith Allred, an Independent who sought the…

Republicans tout electoral success

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“The election is over,” Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane said on the steps of the Idaho State Capitol Wednesday. “Now it’s time to govern.” Crane easily won his re-election, facing no opponents in his bid to…

Labrador says GOP Congress needs to go positive

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A day after his win in a congressional election, Raul Labrador said Idaho voters shrugged off negative, personal attacks aimed at his campaign. He also said that the new Republican majority in the U.S. House of…