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Why The Bloomberg Campaign Is Focusing Resources In Idaho

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks in Paris in 2015.

 

On Tuesday, March 10, Idahoans will get the chance to vote in the GOP and Democratic presidential primaries.

One campaign has already set up camp here in Idaho. Michael Bloomberg's campaign has hired local staffers in three cities in the state, and has pledged to keep that staff in place through November — whether or not the former New York City mayor and billionaire wins the Democratic nomination.

 

Our George Prentice spoke with Erin Hudson from the Bloomberg campaign in Idaho to learn more about why they're investing heavily in the red state, along with political scientist Jaclyn Kettler of Boise State University.

 

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George Prentice has been honored for his decades-long career in broadcast and print journalism. As news editor of Boise Weekly, he won multiple awards for his investigative reporting and took home top prizes in the fields of crime/courts, environmental, health, religion and feature reporting.