AARP Idaho Releases Voter Guides For State's Congressional Races

Oct 11, 2010, 12:15 ET from AARP Idaho

"In Their Own Words" Voter Guides for Idaho's U.S. Senate and House Seats Address Future of Social Security, Cuts to Doc Pay Under Medicare and Economy

BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Absentee ballots are landing in mailboxes across Idaho amidst a flood of candidate mailers asking for votes come Election Day.  As part of the state's largest voter education campaign aimed at helping the most powerful vote in the state, voters age 50 and older, cut through the clutter, today, AARP released voter guides for every Congressional race in Idaho. The guides are available at

AARP's "in their own words" Idaho Congressional voter guides come on the heels of its release of voter guides for every state race in Idaho (Governor, Lt. Governor, and State Legislature) and provide the candidates' positions on critical election year issues: the future of Social Security; cuts to physicians pay under Medicare; and the economy.  

This year, 56% of voters in Idaho will 50+, with 30% of all votes cast likely coming from an AARP member (to see a race-by-race breakdown of AARP members click here:

Leading up to Election Day, AARP Idaho is hitting every Congressional and State Legislative district, meeting with members, discussing the issues and what they are or aren't hearing from the candidates.   AARP has also launched a paid media campaign across Idaho, hitting every media market in the state on-line and on-air.  

AARP Idaho's straight-from-the-member 2010 voter guides for state races provides the candidates' positions on key state issues for the 50+ vote including: tackling the state budget; funding education; fixing the state's new conscience law which allows all health care professional to refuse to honor living wills and advance directives; taking large special interest campaign contributions out of Idaho politics; and addressing the state's doctor shortage.

The voter guides for Idaho's Congressional and state races can be both be found online at:

AARP is Idaho's largest membership organization with 180,000 members.

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