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Wed Oct 24, 2018, 03:03 AM

In Deep Red Idaho, Voters Are Fanatic About Democrat Paulette Jordan



The enthusiasm gap between Jordan and her opponent, 64-year-old multimillionaire Lt. Gov. Brad Little (R), was obvious after their last debate. The self-described undecided voters in attendance swarmed her for photos and questions as he quietly slipped out. One veteran waited in line for 15 minutes to meet her and promptly ripped a sticker off of his shirt bearing Little’s name, saying he is voting for her instead.

Jasper LiCalzi, the chair of the department of political economy at the College of Idaho, said Jordan has hit a sweet spot in the Idaho electorate: young people and women unhappy with President Donald Trump and people across all parties who feel ignored.

Jordan, a 6-foot-tall indigenous woman in a state led by white Republican men, also just looks different. Between her dynamism and calls for big changes to Idaho policies, like marijuana legalization, she couldn’t stand out more from Little, who is, well, boring.

Paulette Jordan comes from a long line of tribal chiefs, and the elders in her tribe, the Coeur d’Alene tribe, saw that same leadership quality in her early on, said her mom. She said her own mother would often pull her aside and tell her to make sure to protect her daughter because the elders believed she had “a gift.” https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5bc90d21e4b0d38b58766654

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Reply In Deep Red Idaho, Voters Are Fanatic About Democrat Paulette Jordan (Original post)
SunSeeker Oct 2018 OP
elleng Oct 2018 #1
Cha Oct 2018 #2
2naSalit Oct 2018 #6
Cha Oct 2018 #7
2naSalit Oct 2018 #11
Cha Oct 2018 #16
2naSalit Oct 2018 #18
Cha Oct 2018 #19
2naSalit Oct 2018 #20
Cha Oct 2018 #21
2naSalit Oct 2018 #23
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #15
Cha Oct 2018 #17
TexasTowelie Oct 2018 #3
betsuni Oct 2018 #4
uponit7771 Oct 2018 #5
BumRushDaShow Oct 2018 #8
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #13
BumRushDaShow Oct 2018 #14
ProfessorPlum Oct 2018 #9
ProfessorPlum Oct 2018 #10
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #12
Polybius Oct 2018 #22
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #25
Hermit-The-Prog Oct 2018 #24

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 03:07 AM

1. 'Jordan has hit a sweet spot in the Idaho electorate: young people and women

unhappy with President Donald Trump and people across all parties who feel ignored.'

'Some people, often older men, cry when they meet Jordan. Others tell her she’s inspiring them to vote for the first time in years. Strangers have asked her to marry them.'

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 03:18 AM

2. Wow, Mahalo for this good news out of Idaho, SunSeeker!

Paulette Jordan is beautiful inside and out. I love it when Native Americans are running for Office.

What an awesome history she has. Best of Luck to her for Gov of Idaho!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 05:11 AM

6. Oh hell yes!

There have been a few Indigenous women running for office in the past few elections in this region. I hope she wins! That damned Butch Otter and his predecessor have done so much damage to that state, I had to move to Montana! I'll have to do some research on her policy proposals, I've been trying to catch up on the local issues in this new county I just moved to recently.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 05:58 AM

7. Well, that's always exciting moving

to a new place!

My granddaughter just started her freshman year at the U of Providence in Great Falls, Montana.

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 09:02 AM

11. Well

I only moved here because I was living in my car and was able to get into housing way over here, in the next county, so I moved in. The county folks are the ones I am unfamiliar with. Great Falls is almost 200 miles north of me, I hope she enjoys it while she's here and does well in her studies.

I sent in my ballot Saturday or Sunday.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:03 PM

16. Congratulations getting in!

Nothing like a roof over one's head I always say.

I've lived in my van a couple of times in my life.. California and Hawaii.

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 10:55 PM

18. That might have been fun

but I'm in Montana where it gets pretty darn cold in the winter. At least I had my car for shelter.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 10:59 PM

19. I know.. big difference! Brrr! It was

ok for the first year respectively.. Thank Goodness I didn't have to stay much longer. Did have million dollar views, though.

It makes me appreciate my apartment that much more now. And, refrigerator!!

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 11:02 PM

20. I know, right?

I even have a freezer in my fridge, didn't have one in my last place that I lived in for seven years. I like having a bathroom all to my self too.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 11:09 PM

21. Stove with an oven! Luxuries that

many people take for granted.

Freezers are good to have!

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Response to Cha (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 11:13 PM

23. All those things are so important

and soooo taken for granted. I can store things for longer than a day or two! Having a kitchen, bathroom, heat and a good bed, pretty much all I need for housing, well, it has to be sound housing with all the windows and doors and insulation!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:32 PM

15. Imagine what a wonderful world this would be if our state houses were filled with Paulettes...

...instead of Trumps.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:06 PM

17. I am.. It's brilliant!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:03 AM

3. K&R!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:23 AM

4. K&R

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 04:55 AM

5. She no doubt could be president one day. very impressive political credentials

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 06:03 AM

8. A shame they keep focusing on her height but she would make a great Senator in the future



She's only 38 so she has some time to build up electoral experience. There are 2 Congressional seats in the state plus a Senate seat up in 2020, so one of those would be something to run for!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:24 PM

13. Her height is an asset. I love how her male opponents have to look up at her.

I know that it normally works against female candidates, but the taller candidate tends to win, and for once that helps the woman in the race!

https://www.voanews.com/a/tallest-person-wins-majority-of-us-presidential-elections--132610998/162773.html

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:31 PM

14. I agree as you saw the same with Michelle Obama

but then what happens is that the media then trivializes her by spending more column inches focusing on her appearance rather than her skills and experience, and essentially gives men a "Heads up! She may pull a power play on you!" warning.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 08:30 AM

9. Here is one debate between them, in May



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Response to ProfessorPlum (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 08:34 AM

10. sorry, my bad, this was a primary debate

can't keep my old straight white men straight

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:16 PM

12. Felt sorry for him, having to go up against Paulette!

She has such poise and charisma. And she strikes the right note every time, saying things like "I will listen to the people" in response to the "what if" question trap.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 11:11 PM

22. She seems awesome!

Any polls on this race? Real Clear Politics has none listed.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 25, 2018, 11:17 AM

25. All I found was August polling showing she was within single digits and gaining.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 11:13 PM

24. are candidates finally catching up?

We the people have been 'left' of our government for a long time. What was once considered moderate, centrist is now labelled 'progressive' by media.

Maybe the candidates that garner the most excitement in the widest spectrum of voters are the ones most representative of the majority. I know I'm tired of where the right-wing Reaganites yanked this country.

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