Al Henderson, whom the Associated Press reports will be Vaughn Ward’s new campaign manager, signed on with Ward’s campaign on April 29 as senior finance director. A Ward press release issued on that date said, “Henderson, a successful, long-time GOP fundraiser, will help the Ward campaign build on their tremendous fundraising success. Last quarter, Ward set an Idaho Republican congressional primary record with total receipts of over $518k from more than 1,100 contributors.” In the press release, Henderson praised Ward as “an honorable man and a true conservative.” Among Idaho GOP campaigns Henderson’s worked on in the past are those of Butch Otter, Steve Symms and Larry Craig; he also was a longtime Craig staffer.
Ward is scheduled to appear on Boise talk radio on Nate Shelman’s program on 670 KBOI at 5 p.m. Boise time - that’s now. In the quarter-hour before that program starts, the station has aired one of rival Raul Labrador’s hard-hitting new radio campaign ads, portraying Ward as beholden to out-of-state contributors.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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