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Eye On Boise Idaho Debates archive

SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018

From left, Betsy Russell, Cynthia Sewell, host Melissa Davlin, Kevin Richert and Seth Ogilvie on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television, May 4, 2018. (Idaho Public TV / Troy Shreve)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television, I join host Melissa Davlin to discuss the events of the week with Idaho Statesman reporter Cynthia Sewell, Idaho EdNews reporter Kevin Richert, and Idaho Reports producer Seth Ogilvie. There are also clips from the four final...

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TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018

Paulette Jordan, left, and A.J. Balukoff, right, participate in a debate sponsored by KTVB-TV in Boise on Tuesday, May 1, 2018; the two are running for governor on the Democratic ticket. Idaho's primary election is May 15. (KTVB/screenshot)

Democratic governor candidates talk wage gap in final debate

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan labeled her Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff as out of touch in their second and final televised debate on Monday. The 38-year-old Jordan's attack stemmed from 71-year-old Balukoff's promise to work toward eliminating the gender wage gap in Idaho — an issue that has become a priority for the Boise...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018

6 GOP candidates spar in Idaho congressional debate

Republican candidates vying for Idaho's open 1st Congressional District on Sunday all promised to support President Donald Trump's agenda during their latest televised debate. Former lieutenant governor and ex-attorney general David Leroy, former state Sen. Russ Fulcher, Rep. Luke Malek, Rep. Christy Perry and first-time candidates...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018

Incumbent Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra, left, and GOP challenger Jeff Dillon, right, faced off in a debate on Friday, April 27, 2018, as part of the "Idaho Debates" on Idaho Public Television. (Idaho Public TV / Kevin Rank)

Ybarra, Dillon clash in spirited debate

In last night’s GOP state schools superintendent debate with incumbent state Superintendent Sherri Ybarra, challenger Jeff Dillon decried a lack of leadership and vision from Ybarra’s shop, Idaho EdNews reports, while Ybarra defended her record, dismissed some allegations as gossip and myth, and worked in...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018

From left, Republican Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist, Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, participate in a debate at the studios of Idaho Public Television in Boise, Idaho, Monday, April 23, 2018.  (AP / Otto Kitsinger)

Idaho GOP governor hopefuls clash in debate, trade jabs

Idaho's top Republican candidates for governor gave voters three distinct options to choose from Monday during their second televised debate, which included plenty of jabs at each other's campaign tactics. U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, a four-term congressman, pushed his aggressive economic plan to cut nearly a $1 billion of the state's taxes...

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GOP governor hopefuls debate tonight

Tonight on the “Idaho Debates,” which are broadcast live on Idaho Public Television, the three major Republican candidates for governor of Idaho – Raul Labrador, Brad Little and Tommy Ahlquist – will face off. The debate starts at 8 p.m.; after it airs, it –...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

From left, Betsy Russell, Clark Corbin, host Melissa Davlin, Sen. Cliff Bayer, and Sen. Grant Burgoyne, on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television, April 20, 2018. (Idaho Public TV / Troy Shreve)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television, I join host Melissa Davlin to discuss the events of the week with Sen. Cliff Bayer, R-Boise; Sen. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise; and reporter Clark Corbin of Idaho EdNews. There also are clips from the two “Idaho Debates”...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

 (Betsy Z. Russell)

Candidates prep for state treasurer debate...

The three GOP candidates for Idaho state treasurer, in preparation for tonight's live debate on Idaho Public Television, draw numbers to see who will speak first in the opening and closing statements; from right, they are Julie Ellsworth, Tom Kealey, and Vicky McIntyre. At left...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018

The five GOP candidates for lieutenant governor talk with debate moderator Melissa Davlin shortly before the start of their face-off in the "Idaho Debates" on Idaho Public Television on April 17, 2018. (Idaho Public TV / Aaron Kunz)

Idaho GOP candidates clash in lieutenant governor debate

Republican hopefuls in Idaho's crowded lieutenant governor race attempted to distinguish what made them uniquely qualified to run for the open position during a Thursday debate that saw some sharp exchanges. The position has attracted a wide array of candidates now that three-term incumbent Lt. Gov. Brad Little is running for governor...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016

Brody, McKenzie debate tonight on statewide TV

Idaho Supreme Court candidates Robyn Brody and Curt McKenzie will face off on statewide television at 8 p.m. tonight in the "Idaho Debates." The hour-long debate is co-sponsored by the Idaho Press Club, Idaho Public Television and the League of Women Voters of Idaho, along...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016

Debates, forums coming up in top Idaho races…

Tonight on Idaho Public Television’s “Idaho Reports,” Sen. Mike Crapo and his Democratic challenger, Jerry Sturgill, will appear together for a discussion moderated by co-host Melissa Davlin. On Monday, KTVB-TV will host a debate between 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador and his Democratic challenger,...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016

MONDAY, NOV. 3, 2014

FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 2014

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

Fact Check: CCA and the governor’s debate 14 

In last night’s heated debate between the three leading candidates for governor of Idaho, there was much back-and-forth over the Corrections Corporation of America and the state’s $1 million settlement with the firm for understaffing the state’s largest prison and over-billing the state. Here’s a...

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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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