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0000017b-f971-ddf0-a17b-fd73f4140000Coverage of the 2018 Elections in Spokane, throughout the region, and across the country. Support for SPR Election reporting is provided by Spokane Journal of Business, Express Employment Professionals, and SPR members.Click here for a list of 2018 Election Coverage Special Events

ID Proposition 1: Historic Horse Racing Machines

Idaho Proposition 1

Idaho’s Proposition 1 has drawn attention for its TV ads: “The horses are off the track, thanks to the politicians when they killed off Idaho horse racing, along with the jobs and school funding racing provides. So let’s set things right by voting yes on Prop. 1.”

Opponents reacted to ads by insisting the measure really is about gambling.

We talk with Todd Dvorak, the chief spokesman for the campaign to Save Idaho Horse Racing. He says Proposition 1 is about reviving an industry that is important to Idaho’s history.

One of the chief opponents is Ken Andrus, a former state legislator from Lava Hot Springs and the chairman of the Idaho United Against Prop 1 Coalition. He argues Idaho isn’t ready for an expansion of gaming.