© 2024 Boise State Public Radio
NPR in Idaho
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Why The Bloomberg Campaign Is Focusing Resources In Idaho

Thibault Camus
AP Images
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.


Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

Stay Connected
When people ask me, “What time do you start Morning Edition?” my go-to answer is, “Don’t worry. No matter what time you get up, we’re on the job.”

You make stories like this possible.

The biggest portion of Boise State Public Radio's funding comes from readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

Your donation today helps make our local reporting free for our entire community.