Skip to comments.Idaho Election Results Link
Posted on 05/25/2010 6:40:27 PM PDT by Amish
To see the posted results from today's Idaho primary, see the attached link.
Of course. But he’s much worse than useless.
Who are you supporting in the Iowa Governor’s race, btw ?
46% Raul Labrador (25918 votes)
40% Vaughn Ward (22366 votes)
7% Michael Chadwick (3845 votes)
4% Harley Brown (2212 votes)
3% Allan Salzberg (1756 votes)
Precincts: 361 of 462 - 78%
Heh, didn’t think so. Vander Plaats ?
Well, he has promised to take action against the out-of-control Iowa Supreme Court judges who imposed “gay” “marriage” on us.
It’s late. Gotta hit the sack. Thanks for the updates on the ID-1 race.
Sure thing. G’night.
46% Raul Labrador (27171 votes)
40% Vaughn Ward (23674 votes)
7% Michael Chadwick (4179 votes)
4% Harley Brown (2408 votes)
3% Allan Salzberg (1912 votes)
Precincts: 386 of 462 - 83%
US Representative, District 1
DEM Walt Minnick 8,415 100.0%
REP Harley D. Brown 2,334 3.9%
REP Michael L. Chadwick 4,088 6.8%
REP Raul R. Labrador 27,461 45.9%
REP Allan M Salzberg 1,811 3.0%
REP Vaughn Ward 24,152 40.4%
It’s official, Labrador is declared the winner with 91% of the vote in...
U.S. House Dist. 1 GOP
X Winner 48% Raul Labrador (36994 votes)
39% Vaughn Ward (29782 votes)
6% Michael Chadwick (4781 votes)
4% Harley Brown (2837 votes)
3% Allan Salzberg (2210 votes)
Precincts: 425 of 462 - 91%
Updated: 05-26-2010 12:52 AM
Ward only has himself to blame for his screw-ups. It was his to lose. As for November, only one of those two will vote for Pelosi for Speaker in January, and it won’t be Labrador.
Ward? What was he thinking? Reading a speech without vetting it, or claiming it was his?
This would be one of the few districts I would like to see the Republican run as an independent in the general election. Minnick and Labrador would split the Democrat vote, and Vaughn Ward could actually win the race as an independent.
Who knows. We may have dodged a bullet with his defeat.
What screw-ups did Ward make? Where is this speech?
This is Idaho, not Philadelphia.
You’re right — word for word. He’s kaput forever, unless he becomes a Dem.
He seemed so promising, too. These were just totally avoidable mistakes. Democrats can get away with this crap, Joe Biden did, but Republicans can’t (nor should they try to). It’s gonna give Gov. Palin a bit of a black eye for endorsing him, but she can’t be held responsible for the candidate’s gaffes.
Yeah this one was competitive from the get go AFAIK.
Oh yeah? That sounds like a load of bull to me. Gotta anything to back that up?
Do you think Ward was sabotaged or just stupid?
Labrador is the lawyer for the illegals, right?
I see that you’re here. Ping to above post.
Oh, and good morning!!!
Out of here for a while. Catch up on Ward later.
Laborador’s lead expanded with the final votes:
48% Raul Labrador (38,190 votes)
39% Vaughn Ward (30,957 votes)
6% Michael Chadwick (5,124 votes)
4% Harley Brown (3,033 votes)
3% Allan Salzberg (2,372 votes)
Precincts: 450 of 462 - 97%
It was truly amazing. These Rino's turned on Bill Sali because he based his positions on Religion, including Butch Otter. Call it dirty politics.
Labrador ( Judging by his supporters ) is the better choice. We'll see.
Rank and file Republican conservatives in Idaho overwhelmingly moved to close their primaries. 95% of the delegates to the state convention voted to do so. And they were stymied at every step by the party "leadership." So cry me a river.
Both. He must have gotten his speech writer from McCain. He still should have vetted the speech.
Labrador is the lawyer for the illegals, right?
Labrador's whole adult life has been as an anti-American pro-amnesty, open borders, immigration attorney representing illegal aliens. His support came from illegals, Democrats, and his RINO fellows in the state legislature.
Thanks. I pinged you to another thread where posters were asking questions. I linked the article about the speech that Ward gave - UGH - what a dumb-ass mistake. I can’t help but to think it was sabotage and utter stupidity on Ward’s part.
Minnick ran unopposed in his primary, and got only about 9000 votes, which means that about 20,000 or so Democrats used the Republican ballot and voted for Labrador. With most of the Democrats voting for Labrador, Ward probably couldn’t have won even without the stupid speech fiasco.
Those were coming mostly from Canyon County, the vast wasteland of illegal aliens.
Up in District 3, our choice for State Rep, Vito Barbierri, won in a four-way race.
Our State Senator, Mike Jorgenson, was displaced by Vick. Jorgenson had been a thorn in the side of his fellow conservatives on several issues, and had become too much of an establishment guy.
State Rep. Phil Hart, had no opposition, and is a good solid conservative.
With the Fed Gov going commie at light speed, the state and county races are even more important.
That article is nothing but apologetics on the Ward-Obama plagiarism which was a crappy amateurs mistake by Ward.
It does not even seem pertinent to your “the Democrats win either way.” allegation.
Labrador is a strong conservative aside from a potential (not certain IMO) blemish on the immigration issue. Suggesting there’s no good reason to elect him over Faux-Con rat Walt Minnick is in my option, irrational.
Just yesterday, Walt Minnick voted to repeal the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy and allow homosexuals to serve openly in our Armed Forces.
And Minnick appears to be 100% pro-abortion, going so far as to vote for abortion funding in the District of Columbia, for subsidizing Planned Parenthood (the biggest abortion provider in the nation), and against the Stupak Amendment of November 2009 that prohibited abortion funding in Obamacare. He’s so pro-abortion that his supposed “fiscal conservatism” always goes out the window when the issue is whether our tax dollars should be used to pay for abortions.
That’s a big surprise, I didn’t know about either of those. One would think those would deep-six Minnick’s reelection chances, in spite of his dissents on other issues.
There was no plagerism. Labrador's supporter admitted, bragged about, fabricating the video through extensive editing.
With editing, you could make a Reagan speech match up with a Carter speech.
Labrador is a skunk, and if he gets elected, you will see him vote for amnesty, and turn against every conservative thing you now think he represents.
You really believe some nutty conspiracy theory about the video of Ward’s speech being doctored or something? The only editing done to Obama’s and Ward’s videos was to remove specific references to the specific race (such as Obama mentioning John Kerry’s name). If you watch the end of the side-by-side video produced by that state senator, you’ll see the full text of Obama’s passage and exactly what was extracted. You need to face the fact that Ward plagiarized Obama’s speech, just as he plagiarized the issue positions from the websites of other Republicans. That doesn’t mean that Ward is a bad person or an Obama fan (his years of service in the Marines and CIA prove him to be a patriot), but it does mean that he wasn’t a very good congressional candidate.
And would you really support a Democrat who has a pro-abortion and pro-gay voting record and who will vote for a Democrat Speaker who will push amnesty for illegal aliens and open borders over a Republican with a solidly conservative voting record and who has consistently stated that he opposes open borders and amnesty? I acknowledge that Labrador cast a disappointing vote on the legal residency verification requirement, and that we have to hold his feet to the fire to ensure that he votes the right way in Congress (and if you don’t like the way he votes in Congress you can bote against him in the primary next time), but allowing a liberal Democrat to win is idiotic.
It's no conspiracy theory when the perpetrator, Lucas Baumbach, is bragging about how much he had to edit the videos to make them appear to be the same words.
br> Baumbach: It was a piece of propaganda
Lucas Baumbach, the Boise Republican legislative candidate who created the video mash-up juxtaposing phrases from speeches by Vaughn Ward and Barack Obama, calls himself a RINO hunter and a Tea Party activist and is blunt about why he created the mash-up: Because he supported Raul Labrador over Ward. His video mash-up gives the impression that Ward, in his announcement speech in the Idaho Capitol on Jan. 26, parroted Obamas 2004 Democratic National Convention speech word-for-word, though thats not exactly the case.Labrador is a sleazeball, and will most likely turn out to be a bigger disappointment than Bill Sali.
No, it wasnt accurate - it was a piece of propaganda, Baumbach told Eye on Boise today, and people thought that there was enough truth in it to change their votes. Baumbach said he decided to exercise his video-editing skills after a May 13 blog post from the Idaho Statesmans Dan Popkey pointed out similar turns of phrase in the two speeches, and Dustin Hurst of the Idaho Freedom Foundations IdahoReporter.com followed up with a May 21 story including video from both speeches. That wasnt attracting much attention, Baumbach said. Simply posting both videos wasnt enough, he said, when youre trying to get the word out, sensationalizing something.
I admit that there was a lot of editing that went on there, Baumbach said. Hed just finished being congratulated by other like-minded Republicans after a GOP unity rally today at the state Capitol, where some were throwing around the word brilliant; last night, at GOP election-night headquarters, Baumbach attracted similar praise from some in the crowd who called him the man of the hour. Baumbachs mash-up was featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, though Leno left off the final scene in which Baumbach shows Wards face slowing morphing into Obamas. Click below to read the full text of the speech sections that included the similar turns of phrase; click here to watch Baumbachs mash-up.
OK, let’s see if we can clear this up. Vaughn Ward based a pretty good chunk of his speech announcing his candidacy on Obama’s speech during the 2004 Democrat convention. Did he just read Obama’s speech straight through? Of course not; he took out inappropriate stuff (such as references to Kerry), added some additional lines (that either he or his speechwriter wrote or, perhaps, he took from some other speech he liked) and made slught modifications to some of Obama’s words. But it was easily identifiable as Obama’s speech by those familiar with both speeches, as had been pointed out by others prior to Baumbach. All Baumbach did was edit the speeches to take out the parts that Ward didn’t copy from Obama and leave the parts that he did copy. That’s not a dirty trick or video doctoring or putting words in Ward’s mouth, it’s separating the wheat from the chaff. So Baumbach wants to pat himself on the back for his editing job? Well, he has the right to be proud—he did a great job, producing a very professional end product that made it clear to everyone exactly hom much of Ward’s speech was taken from Obama’s. Ward has no one to blame but himself for lifting so much of his speech from Obama’s.
And I don’t understand your comment about Labradior probably turning out to be as disappointing as Sali. Sali had one of the most conservative voting records in the nation during his brief stay in Congress, and the only disappointin. thing about him is that he lost to Minnick because RINOs and anti-Sali conservatives voted for Minnick.
Bill Sali was excellent on the issues, and his loss stemmed more from personality than anything else. He was perceived by many as a flake. Hopefully, Labrador will be similar in voting record without being similar in personality.
Sali lost in 2008 because he didn’t bother to campaign. He thought he didn’t have to. I voted for him, but apparently the majority of voters in District 1 figured he just didn’t want the job.
I think that’s a fair criticism of Sali. It’s a shame that he didn’t take the electoral part of his job seriously, because he was excellent on the issues.
I think that was part of John Hostettler problem too. I’m sure his money allergy dated back to his house service.
Yes, partly, but Hostettler was at least able to rally social conservatives in his district for 6 elections (until he ran into Ellsworth) in a far less Republican district than Sali’s.