Idaho still red, Minnick prevails

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Good morning Boise! We were up late last night putting today's paper to bed and woke to the news that Walt Minnick has taken Idaho's First Congressional District from Rep. Bill Sali. 

Otherwise, Idaho remained a very Republican dominated state, with Pres-Elect Barack Obama scoring only 36 percent, better than John Kerry four years ago, but not a great showing, given the national wave.

I'll be in the River 94.9 here in Boise a little after 8 a.m. talking about these results with BW editor Rachael Daigle ... and then we will post more analysis here at the citydesk, so check back.

Here are still unofficial, but mostly counted results from this morning.

UNITED STATES PRESIDENT
CON Chuck Baldwin 4,650 1%
LIB Bob Barr 3,606 1%
REP John McCain 397,819 62%
IND Ralph Nader 7,052 1%
DEM Barack Obama 232,586 36%
UNITED STATES SENATOR
DEM Larry LaRocco 216,782 34%
LIB Kent A. Marmon 9,805 2%
IND Pro-Life 8,532 1%
IND Rex Rammell 34,310 5%
REP Jim Risch 366,694 58%
US REPRESENTATIVE, District 1
 
DEM Walt Minnick 171,313 51%
REP Bill Sali 167,755 49%
US REPRESENTATIVE, District 2
DEM Deborah Holmes 83,867 29%
REP Mike Simpson 205,769 71%
ADA COUNTY COMMISSIONER FIRST DISTRICT
REP  Sharon M. Ullman 85,334 51.8%
DEM Paul Woods 79,548 48.2%
ADA COUNTY COMMISSIONER SECOND DISTRICT
DEM David Langhorst 75,853 46.1%
REP Rick Yzaguirre 88,571 53.9%