Idaho loses title of America's reddest state

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on November 10, 2010 at 8:20 AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Wyoming beat out Idaho as America's reddest state, following last week's elections.
  
The Wyoming GOP reclaimed the governorship, won all statewide races and picked up 12 legislative seats.
  
The Idaho Statesman reports the GOP advantage in Cheyenne will be 76-14, or 84 percent, topping the next Idaho Legislature's 81 percent GOP makeup.
  
Idaho Republicans gained five seats to control 85 of the 105 positions.
  
Republicans were buoyed by a tide of partisan fervor and dislike for policies of President Barack Obama.
  
Democrats say they have to work harder to appeal to working-class voters.
  
In Idaho, 13 House Democrats will cover 14 committees. Seven Senate Democrats will sit on 10 committees.
  
In Wyoming, minority party members will be even busier, with four Senate Democrats and 10 House Democrats covering 12 committees in each chamber.

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