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Candidate Ultrasound Position
Kevin Richert of the Idaho Statesman published this list of candidates in SW Idaho and their stated position on the Ultrasound legislation.
Here's where I place the 70 Ada and Canyon county candidates facing contested primaries on May 15:
• Twenty candidates, all Republicans, support the bill or are leaning in that direction.
• Forty-one candidates — 27 Republicans and 14 Democrats — are opposed or are leaning in that direction.
• Three Republican candidates said they are undecided or did not voice an opinion.
• Six candidates — four Republicans and two Democrats — did not respond to requests to interview with the Statesman editorial board, and did not fill out an online voter guide.
Of course, there is a lot of gray in the candidates' positions. For example, candidates who expressed a desire to work on some sort of ultrasound bill fall under the "leaning yes" category. Candidates who question the need for an ultrasound bill, or government's role in this decision, fall under the "leaning no" heading.
The list is here. Use the comment section to identify the stated position of the candidates in your region of Idaho.