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The 'Road To Red' Event Details

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Emilie Ritter Saunders
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Boise State Public Radio

Everyone knows Idaho is a red state.  In fact, it's one of the reddest in the country. But it hasn't always been that way. Twenty years ago, Idaho had a Democratic governor. More recently, Idaho had a Democrat in Congress. Republicans currently hold each of Idaho's top statewide elected offices, and a wide majority in the Legislature.

So, how did Republicans get to be so firmly in control of Idaho politics today?

Join us for an informative evening Monday, May 12 at the Ron and Linda Yanke building. Eight days before Idaho's all-important GOP primaries, Republican Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, Democratic strategist Betty Richardson and Boise State Professor Emeritus Jim Weatherby will join us for a discussion about key events and trends in recent decades that have shaped Idaho politics, and made the state into one of the most conservative in the country.

Doors open at 5:30, the event will begin at 6 p.m.

Where: 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd, Room 207

When: 6:00-7:15 p.m.

Parking: Free

Twitter: #idpol, @KBSX915

Update: We've had a big response to this event. If you've RSVP'd, please arrive early so you can get a seat.

Click here to listen to the recorded panel discussion.

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