County Fair & Candidates

After working at the Democratic booth at the Canyon County Fair last week, I thought I’d look over earlier writings about the fair and share the ups and downs over the years. .

Searching, I found thank yous to volunteers and summaries of data gathered, but nothing about the amazing moments that make great memories.

So I’ll settle for capturing a bit of this year’s experience.

This was the first year we had a straw pool for 20 Democratic presidential candidates.

Now we had …

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Multiple Choice

Just what do Marianne Williamson, John Delaney, and Wayne Messam have in common?

If you can answer that, you are better informed than I was three days ago– so I’ll make it easier.

It’s the same action that Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Julian Castro have taken.

They have all declared as Democratic presidential candidates. (Adding Joe Biden might have made the question seem easier, but he hasn’t declared.)

According to Ballotpedia, 16 “notable” Democrats have declared as candidates. There are usually two to …

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Democrats needed!

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Declarations of Candidacy for the district offices listed below must be filed with the appropriate district clerk/secretary no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 22nd day of March, 2019. Such declarations are available at the district offices listed below or at the Canyon County Elections Office at 1102 E. Chicago St., Caldwell, Idaho. Individuals who run as write-in candidates must file a declaration of intent no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 8th …

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Politics: Meet your candidates

by Judy Ferro

I’ve actually had two voters—both professional women—tell me they had never met a candidate before.

Both times I wanted to come up with a funny line. Maybe, “You mean today, right? You haven’t met one yet today?” Or “Funny, you look pretty normal.”

What I did say was simply, “Meeting candidates isn’t difficult–they work pretty hard at meeting you.”

I’m hoping that you all met a few candidates over the Fourth of July weekend. They were in parades, at booths, on stages—and one or two might …

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