This year, Idaho will elect its first female lieutenant governor. History will be made. This is also the first election in decades that all endorsing Idaho newspapers have split the ticket. While favoring Republican Brad Little for Governor, they unanimously endorsed Democratic nominee, Kristin Collum, for Lieutenant Governor.
The Idaho Statesman (Boise), Post Register (Idaho Falls), Magic Valley Times-News (Twin Falls), the Idaho Mountain Express (Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey, Bellevue and Carey), and Idaho State Journal (Pocatello) cited Collum’s collaborative problem-solving skills, military and cyber-security experience, and moderate, work-across-the-aisle approach as key reasons for their decision. Collum’s support of Medicaid expansion (Proposition 2), which her opponent Janice McGeachin opposes, was also a factor.