Idaho democrats are celebrating the turnout for the primary election.
The Idaho Democratic party said there were two to three times more democratic voters than previous elections. They even ran out of ballots at two precincts in Ada county. In the end, Paulette Jordan took the nomination over AJ Balukoff. And for district two in the US House of Representatives Aaron Swisher won over Peter Rickards. Jordan and Swisher say they are excited for the future of the democratic party in Idaho.
“It means people are not afraid anymore and that they’re ready for change,” Jordan said. “The people have won tonight.”
“This means we get to go up against Mike Simpson this November,” Swisher said. “We get to keep spreading our message to people. And hopefully flip this district. And hopefully bring a more progressive stance to Idaho.”
It was also a successful win for Jordan’s Lt. Governor running mate, Kristin Collum. She secured the nomination. Jill Humble won the Secretary of State nomination for the democrats. Bruce Bistline received the attorney general nomination on the democratic side.
After her win, Jordan issued the following statement:
“Idahoans have spoken – they are ready for a new vision and fresh perspective. Brad Little offers more of the same status quo and establishment politics as usual. Democrats and independent turnout increased by over 200% in this election because idahoans want change.”