Idaho race now ‘tilts’ toward Minnick

Minnick for Congress

By John Foster - October 29, 2008

For the 2nd time in 6 days, analyst upgrades Minnick’s chances

Wednesday, October 29
For immediate release

The Rothenberg Political Report has changed its rating in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and now says the race is a toss-up that “tilts” toward Walt Minnick. Click here to see the ratings. (The Rothenberg Political Report is a non-partisan reporting and analysis publication offering independent ratings on Congressional races around the country.)

The news comes one day after named “Sali’s shenanigans” as one of the top 10 congressional stories of the 2008 campaign season:

“It’s generally not a good idea to give your opponent’s campaign staff bunny ears in the middle of a televised interview. Or to consider turning in a fourth-grade book report late as one of the pivotal moments of your life. But this GOP freshman class president has turned into the class clown and is facing the wrath from voters back home. Bill Sali’s embarrassments have single-handedly given Democrat Walt Minnick an even chance to unseat him in an Idaho district that is one of the most Republican in the country.”

Finally, Washington Post political blog “The Fix” recently wrote that Idaho’s First Congressional District is one of the most competitive races in the country:

“Idaho, which President Bush won by 38 points in 2004, should not be competitive at the House level. But Rep. Bill Sali (R) is not now (and has never been) a good candidate ...”
John M. Foster
Communications Director
Minnick for Congress
208.559.3547 (c)

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