Canyon County GOP legislative candidate Greg Chaney announced Wednesday that he’ll suspend his campaign, after news surfaced that the candidate, unopposed in the primary, hadn’t revealed his past domestic violence and multiple-bankruptcy record. An initially defensive Chaney said he’d reformed, found God, and he and his third wife now live frugally. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports today that Chaney issued a press release yesterday making the announcement, but it’s already too late to remove his name from the ballot; that deadline was 45 days before the election, and Chaney’s announcement came just 27 days before Idaho’s May 20 primary.
Brian Bishop, a Harvard-educated Caldwell attorney, is running as a write-in and told the Press-Tribune he plans to actively campaign; early and absentee voting already has started. You can read the Press-Trib’s full report here from reporters Bobby Atkinson and John Funk.