Ida­ho Democ­rats flood races with can­di­dates in every dis­trict for the first time in 30 years

Idaho Democrats flood races with candidates in every district for the first time in 30 years

In an attempt to drain Repub­li­can cof­fers and force incum­bent law­mak­ers to com­pete in races, Democ­rats have placed chal­lengers in every Ida­ho dis­trict for the first time in three decades.
The Repub­li­can-dom­i­nat­ed state, which has only 18 Democ­rats in its 105-seat leg­is­la­ture across two cham­bers, has faced renewed vig­or from the oppo­si­tion par­ty because of infight­ing between strict and cen­trist Repub­li­cans, along with the Ida­ho Repub­li­can Party’s fix­a­tion on cul­tur­al mat­ters, such as a strict abor­tion ban.
Demo­c­rat Loree Peery decid­ed to run when her state House rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Heather Scott, intro­duced a can­ni­bal­ism bill that Peery told Politi­co shows “she isn’t a seri­ous law­mak­er.”
“You can’t win if you don’t run,” Peery said. “It fo …