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Analysis: Homeless Camping And Growth Affect Boise Mayor's Runoff

Courtesy Dave Bieter/ Courtesy Lauren McLean

Sixteen-year incumbent Boise Mayor Dave Bieter didn’t win a single precinct in Tuesday night’s runoff. Boise City Council President Lauren McLean won decisively with more than 65% of the vote. 

Homeless camping and growth drove the division between the candidates in the final weeks of the campaign. Jeff Lyons, an assistant professor in the Boise State School of Public Service, told Samantha Wright those issues may have helped McLean keep a comfortable lead throughout the night.


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