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MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018

From left, Brad Little, Tommy Ahlquist and Raul Labrador debate on Monday, April 30, 2018, at the Brandt Center at Northwest Nazarene University, in a debate sponsored by KTVB-TV; it was the final debate of the primary campaign season for the three GOP rivals. Idaho's primary election is May 15. (KTVB/Screensho)

3 GOP governor candidates participate in final debate

Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidates Raul Labrador, Brad Little and Tommy Ahlquist continued to exchange jabs Monday in an otherwise familiar primary debate that covered education, health care and prison reform. Little — a three-term lieutenant governor — maintained Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter had successfully led Idaho out of...

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MONDAY, NOV. 3, 2014

FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 2014

Watch the full governor's debate...

The full, 90-minute debate between Idaho GOP Gov. Butch Otter, Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff and Libertarian challenger John Bujak can be viewed online here. It was a lively and often heated debate that saw the candidates clash on an array of issues as Tuesday's election...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, right, responds past Libertarian candidate John Bujak, center, to a comment by Democratic candidate A.J. Balukoff, left, during a debate at the studios of Idaho Public Television in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP / Otto Kitsinger)

Idaho guv debate most heated yet 

Idaho's final gubernatorial debate showcased the most heated exchanges yet between the candidates seeking the seat, the AP reports. GOP Gov. Butch Otter faced off against Democratic candidate A.J. Balukoff and Libertarian candidate John Bujak. The three agreed on little, writes AP reporter Kimberlee Kruesi,...

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Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, left, and Democratic challenger Bert Marley, right, shake hands at their televised debate on Thursday (Idaho Public Television / Kevin Rank)

A night of lively political debates in Idaho...

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com on tonight’s lieutenant governor debate, the only debate in the race between GOP Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Democratic challenger Bert Marley. In the polite but pointed televised debate, Little and Marley outlined sharply differing views...

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MONDAY, OCT. 20, 2014

More 'Idaho Debates' coming up... 

The candidates for state superintendent of schools, Democrat Jana Jones and Republican Sherri Ybarra, will face off tomorrow night at 7 as part of the “Idaho Debates,” co-sponsored by the Idaho Press Club and the League of Women Voters of Idaho and broadcast statewide on...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014



Debates, debates, debates...

There are more debates on tap: Tonight, 2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson debates Democratic challenger Richard Stallings on Boise TV station KTVB at 7 p.m.; the debate will air live from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa. Immediately after that, at 8 p.m., the two candidates...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014

Candidates clash in congressional debate... 

A combative Rep. Raul Labrador has interjected repeatedly in tonight’s KTVB debate to give his view of Democratic challenger Shirley Ringo’s positions. He said she supports a single-payer system for health care, like those in Canada or Europe. She said she doesn’t. He said it...

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1st CD candidates go up against 'The Voice'

Moderator Dee Sarton opened the 1st Congressional District debate tonight at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa with a quote from a listener, who sent in this message: “So sad primetime line-up is being interrupted for the same-old, it’s someone else’s fault campaign crud.” Sarton urged...

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Debates, debates, debates...

KTVB Channel 7 has two major political debates on tap tonight, both to be broadcast live from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa. At 7 p.m., 1st Congressional District Rep. Raul Labrador will debate Democratic challenger Shirley Ringo. At 8 p.m., it’s the governor’s race. The...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2014

Balukoff announces debate schedule

A.J. Balukoff, the Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, today released the schedule of the debates he’s agreed to participate in over the next month – the same four to which GOP Gov. Butch Otter earlier committed, plus one more in Twin Falls. “I look...

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MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010

TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010

The big debate is tonight... 

Tonight at 8 (7 Pacific time), GOP congressional candidates Raul Labrador and Vaughn Ward will face off in an hour-long debate held before a live audience, and broadcast live on Idaho Public Television. The public is invited; there are 130 seats available for the public...

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