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First take

City office candidate filing closed yesterday in Idaho, and a quick look at the shape of ballots to come doesn't suggest a lot of excitement. There is a race for mayor of Boise, which in some past years has had some excitement, but probably not this time. Incumbent David Bieter is running for what would be an unprecedented fourth term (if elected he would be the longest-serving mayor in the city's history), and he has two opponents. But one is a 25-year-old college student, and the other an 84-year-old former sheriff who's been out of public visibility longer than most Boiseans have been alive. Unless there's a huge anti-Bieter wave out there, which doesn't seem evident at this point, he's probably headed for an easy re-elect. And I'm not seeing a lot of excitement in many other places either, not even in Coeur d'Alene, which is usually usually good for a hot scrap or two. Although, CdA could yet surprise. - rs (photo/Daniel X. O-Neil)