It's been the kind of week that blurs the line between the political beat and the police blotter. On Thursday, the Ada County sheriff's office issued Lucas Baumbach a failure to obey citation, a misdemeanor. Baumbach, 33, ran for state Senate on the GOP ticket in 2010, losing to Boise Democratic Sen. Elliot Werk. He also ran unsuccessfully for Boise City Council in 2009. He may be best known for a video mashup, released the day before the 2010 GOP primary, showing wording similarities in speeches by GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward and President Obama. Ward lost the next day, and the video certainly didn't help/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.