Politics/Policy
7:09 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Idaho Democrats Caucus This Weekend

Four years ago, thousands of voters lined up around the state to participate in Idaho’s Democratic Caucus.  Back then, the race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama was still going strong.  This year the caucus tomorrow is more of a foregone conclusion, but the party still wants voters to turn out.  

“Come on out, we’re gonna have some fun," says Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Larry Grant.  He says this year there’s less drama, and no real competition. So he doesn’t expect as many people to turn out tomorrow, compared to four years ago.  “It will be quieter this time obviously and I think we can’t expect to get the attendance that we had, that was an exciting race.” 

Grant says the caucus isn’t just about voting for the only Democratic Presidential candidate or choosing delegates.  It’s a chance to make a statement of support for President Obama.  “Even though I know there are a lot of folks in Idaho that don’t like our President, there are a lot of folks that do and this is just a real good opportunity for them to come out and support the President.”

In Ada County, Democrats will gather at the Morrison Center at Boise State University, doors open at 8:30 in the morning.  In Twin Falls, they’ll caucus at O'Leary Junior High School.  And in Blaine County, it’s the Wood River High School in Hailey.