One of my most favorite people in the world is Tamara Lee Poelstra who is running for the legislature in Legislative District 4 in Kootenai County. Recently, in an unofficial poll of North Idaho College students, Tamara Lee was chosen as the No. 2 politician most admired by NIC students. (I won't tell you who was No. 1, but it rhymes with failin'.)
As most of you know, Tamara Lee was state campaign administrator for my Congressional race. The reason that I was so happy to have her on my team is that she is one of the best field and volunteer organizers in Idaho. When I got out of my race, it was only natural for her to jump into one of her own. And her skill and talents are being put to good use.
For example, Tamara has just finished knocking on 7,000 doors in her district. SEVEN THOUSAND DOORS! That's incredible. She has run out of the 300 yard signs she ordered and has made so many phone calls that she has lost count. All politics is local and it is this kind of organization and effort that will advance the Democratic cause in our state more than anything else. Watch this race closely on election night because Tamara is working hard to win.
And, the NIC students have even given her a nickname: the Kootenai Cupcake.
I couldn't agree more.