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Jordan remains optimistic in brighter future

November 7, 2018
Paulette Jordan
Although Idaho State Representative Paulette Jordan was not victorious in her bid to become the first woman and Native American governor of Idaho, she has launched a movement in the state and is part of a larger national movement that put the U.S. House of Representatives under democratic control.

She won in Ada and Blaine Counties and, for the first time in more than two decades, turned historically Republican Teton County blue. She received the endorsements of both Republicans and Democrats without the support of the establishment.

Jordan ran a campaign of the people, creating a movement in light of truth to a better Idaho.

“Together, we stood up and fought for the simple agenda of putting people before corporations, and leaving no one behind,” Jordan said. "We’ve raised issues in this election that have not been seriously debated in decades. We have built a grassroots movement that dared to speak truth. Our common cause—our movement—still goes on. I am not giving up on a brighter future for Idaho, and neither can you. I remain optimistic about what we can accomplish together, if we only dare to keep fighting. I'm more inspired than ever, people want to see change. That strong shift doesn't happen overnight. It takes time.”

Jordan addressed an energized crowd Tuesday night at the Idaho Democratic Party celebrating that this just the beginning; that there is a new and innovative collective voice for Idaho that will not be silenced.

Late in the evening, Jordan called Brad Little congratulating him on his campaign and encouraged him to follow through on the Medicaid Expansion proposition so many fought so hard to bring to the people of Idaho.

Jordan's campaign received more individual donations than any Idaho campaign in history and took no corporate PAC money. A campaign of the people for the people.

Jordan will take the next few days to spend with her family.

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