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UW Election Eye 2012

Campaign 2012 through the eyes of UW faculty and students

March 6, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Ron Paul signs rule rural Idaho

BOISE–The four hour drive from tiny, freezing Grangeville to huge and sunny Boise is a roller coaster of terrain, temperature and elevation. As Alicia Halberg wove her Chevy Blazer around the twists and turns of US 95, the views alternated between snowy cliffs and rolling yellow plains, the thermometer bounced from 23 to 42 degrees and countless cows grazed the mountain sides.

One thing was constant, though.

Every small town we passed through, whether populated by a hundred or a thousand, was plastered with Ron Paul’s name. Some displayed yard signs, others rigged up their truck-beds with “Restore America Now” placards. In the towns of Riggins and Council flew huge, homemade “Ron Paul Revolution” banners.

Mitt Romney might be winning elsewhere, but Paul has got rural Idaho in the bag.

A "Ron Paul Revolution" banner hangs off the tallest building in Council, Idaho. (Photo by Ilona Idlis/UW Election Eye)

A "Ron Paul Revolution" banner hangs off the tallest building in Council, Idaho. (Photo by Ilona Idlis/UW Election Eye)

Comments | Topics: caucus, Caucuses, Idaho

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