The Idaho Statesman reports tonight on how 12 of the 16 Democratic state lawmakers who served with former Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer, have endorsed her opponent, A.J. Balukoff, in the Democratic primary for governor, and the other four are staying neutral. Three, including House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding, spoke out in a Balukoff press release today about their support for him. The news follows an announcement yesterday from the Idaho Democratic Party that it’s staying neutral in the race – prompted by an email sent out by Jordan’s campaign over the weekend that seemed to suggest it was from the party, with the address line saying “From: Idaho Dems (Via Paulette Jordan),” and the subject line, “she needs you.” Here’s Statesman reporter...
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Governor candidate endorsed by national progressives, but not her fellow Idaho lawmakers