Idaho Democratic Party

Election 2014
4:39 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Boise School Board Chairman, Democrat Expected To Announce Bid For Idaho Governor

Balukoff campaign logo found at

Boise School Board Chairman and businessman A.J. Balukoff is expected to announce Tuesday he's running for governor of Idaho. The Idaho Democratic Party says Balukoff will make his announcement at Hillcrest Elementary School Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., however, a press release was leaked from at least two Facebook pages that confirmed Balukoff's gubernatorial bid.

Democratic Party spokesman Dean Ferguson says he is aware of that leaked information, but says it's an internal issue he can't comment on. Ferguson says Balukoff has made no official announcement yet.

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Party Leadership
12:48 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Idaho Democrats Pick Post Falls Man To Lead Party

Idaho's Democratic Party has a new leader, Larry Kenck.
Credit Courtesty of the Idaho Democratic Party

The Idaho Democratic Party has a new chairman. Party officials picked Post Falls native Larry Kenck on Saturday to replace outgoing chairman Larry Grant.

Kenck is a former chairman of the Kootenai County Central Committee and served as an official with the Teamsters Union group that represents northern Idaho and eastern Washington.

He also ran unsuccessfully for state senate seats in 1996 and 1998 and now serves on the Idaho Industrial Commission Advisory Board.

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DNC 2012
12:55 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Idaho DNC Delegate Says Energy In Charlotte Similar To '08 In Denver

Idaho's delegation to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Idaho Democratic Party Sally Boynton Brown

More than 30 Democrats from Idaho are in North Carolina this week for the Democratic National Convention.  Sixty-seven-year-old Jim Fletcher is among them. This is his second convention, though he says he’s been involved in politics for more than 40 years. Fletcher works as an administrator at Idaho State University in Pocatello.  We caught up with him on his cell phone during a break in the activities in Charlotte.

Q:  How has the atmosphere in Charlotte this week compared to that in Denver four years ago?

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3:42 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Idaho Democrats Hold State Convention This Week

Larry Grant, Chairman
Idaho Democratic Party

The Idaho Democratic Party starts its state convention Thursday in Boise. 

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12:52 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

8 Things You Need To Know To Vote In Idaho’s Primary

Samantha Wright Boise State Public Radio

So you’re planning to vote in a Primary on Tuesday.  Here’s what you need to know: 

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6:35 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Idaho Primary: Poll Workers Prepare To Help Voters With New Primary Rules

District Judge Helen Robins
Samantha Wright Boise State Public Radio

Now that the Idaho Republican Party has opted for a closed primary, voters will encounter some big changes at the polling booth.  Elections officials are trying to explain the new format to the public, and prepare workers for questions on voting day.  Lots of questions. 

Helen Robins is gearing up for Election Day.  She’s petite, energetic, and she laughs a lot.  She’s been a poll worker and a Chief Judge, that’s the person in charge at a precinct.  “I think I’ve seen it all…”

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6:35 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Idaho Primary: Why The GOP Closed Its Ballot

DonkeyHotey Flickr

When you vote in the primary next Tuesday, you must, for the first time, register for a political party.  That’s after the Idaho Republican Party sued the state for the right to close its primary.  The GOP argued party faithful, not crossover Democrats, should pick Republican candidates.

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