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  • Writer's pictureErin B.

Candidates Set for May 17 Election

Last Friday was the final day to file candidacy paperwork for the upcoming May 17 election. The final report keeps updating so I have waited until today to let you know who will be running for the legislative districts 2, 3, 4, and 5, all of which have parts within Kootenai County.

The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee will be voting on Thursday about who will be on their suggested ballot so I’m not going to highlight my picks right now.

To see the full document of candidates throughout the entire state, click here.

There has also been a lot of controversy over precinct committeeman and the idea that Republicans will change affiliation to Democrat and run as a Democrat precinct committeeman. The CDA Press, RINOs, and Kootenai County Democrats were up in arms about the *thought* of anyone changing affiliation to register as the opposite party.

It’s more of a “Rules for Thee, Not for Me” situation.

Democrats need to look in a mirror because Commissioner Chris Fillios had previously been interviewed with the KC Dems saying that the democrats who changed affiliation to republican are the only reason he didn’t lose his election.

The Idaho Tribune put out a thorough article about how deep the deception goes in Kootenai County, and even list out some of the Democrats who have changed affiliation since the 2020 presidential primary election. One name they forgot is Louis Swingrover, husband of democrat Lindsey Swingrover who lost the CDA School Board election, and the recount, to Lesli Bjerke.

But hey, democrats NEVER switch party affiliation to try and sway Republican elections….

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