Friday, September 25, 2009

Here Come the Endorsements

Posted By on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 3:00 PM

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We’re just a month away from the November general election, and the endorsements are rolling in for Boise's City Council race.

Political newcomer T.J. Thomson, who is in a four-way race with David Litster, Steven Siebers and Leland Lay for the seat being vacated by Council Member Jim Tibbs, has been at the front of the endorsement parade for more than a month.

Thomson’s list already includes Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, four of five sitting City Council members, former Governor Cecil Andrus, Rep. Walt Minnick and a laundry list of state legislators as well as the Boise Fire Department. Latest on that list is the Boise City Police Union and Conservation Voters for Idaho.

Just today, Conservation Voters also formerly endorsed City Council President Maryanne Jordan, who is running against Lucas Baumbach and David Webb. The green group also picked incumbent City Council Member Vern Bisterfeldt, who is being challenged by Daniel L. Dunham and David A. Honey.

As to the challengers, three of them have endorsed each other: Baumbach, Lay and Dunham have got one another's backs.

As the weeks tick by, we’re sure the endorsements will keep rolling in.

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