Benito Baeza

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — In contrast to the rancor and divisions during the Idaho Republican convention the previous week, state Democrats held a convention that showed camaraderie and unity.

Idaho Democrats concluded their two-day convention on Saturday. All 175 voting delegates and proxies unanimously adopted a party platform that stressed education and the economy. State Party Chairman Larry Kenck says past state Democratic Party conventions have gone smooth, but this year's was even more so and he thinks that's because the group came in with a focus.

The week before in Moscow, the Republican Party convention became bogged down in a squabble over rules and delegate qualifications. The GOP convention ended without electing a new state chairman or adopting a platform.