Thank you to all the Democratic candidates who raised their hands, put their hats in the ring, spent time and money to present another option. Most of you knew it was an uphill battle with little chance of success and yet you persevered. Congratulations to those of you who prevailed. Your dedication to a two-party system that benefits from multiple voices, ideas and perspectives at the table is patriotic and heroic in a state whose leaders are in lockstep.
Please know that your efforts to represent those who think differently, not wrongly, from the majority are greatly appreciated.
Cyndy Lounsbury, Boise