Craig is a goner... He will not be re-elected.
I'm inclined to agree. The illegal immigration thing alone might have done it - Craig was not just a vote there, he was an active promoter of shamnesty. He has heavy funding from Big Ag working for him in a state with few other sources of political funding but working against him is a heavily LDS-oriented south (Craig is, IIRC, a Methodist himself) that will not take kindly to this news.
Idaho is not a slam-dunk for a Republican Senatorial seat, BTW - anyone remember Frank Church? If Craig isn't defeated in the primaries I think the Republicans may have a problem.
Pocatello is heavily LDS. Bannock county has lots of Democrats as well. The Democrat mayor of Pocatello invited Harry Reid to town to campaign on his behalf. What really floored me was the balloons and banners on the LDS chapel nearest Pocatello city hall to welcome Reid. The LDS church generally forbids any political activity on church property to avoid attacks on its tax exempt status. The political leanings of LDS church members in town is difficult to predict. Those who come from blue collar railroad and factory backgrounds are likely to have union/Democrat ties. The Boise area is loaded with libs that have moved in from surrounding states.
posted on 08/27/2007 6:17:42 PM PDT
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