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Roberts out of congressional race

BOISE – One Republican state lawmaker pulled out of Idaho’s contested 1st District congressional race Tuesday while another jumped in. The turmoil on the GOP side came as the incumbent, Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick, embarked on a busy schedule of meetings, speeches and public events around the district, including a talk to high school students and meetings with farmers, bankers, veterans and retirees.


‘Tough to run campaign without money’

Former GOP legislative candidate Kevin McGowan, who was GOP congressional candidate Ken Roberts’ campaign manager until he recently resigned, said, “I wish Ken and his family the best. He’s a good person.” Asked why he decided to leave the campaign, McGowan said, “It was obvious…


The political ins and outs…

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com on the developments in the 1st District congressional race today, in which Ken Roberts has dropped out, Raul Labrador says he’s jumping in, and Vaughn Ward is powering ahead. All this activity is on the GOP…


Labrador? Sali?

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, says he’s planning to jump into the 1st District GOP primary race, which already includes Iraq war veteran Vaughn Ward and retired Boise physician Allan Salzberg, but no longer includes House Assistant Majority Leader Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly. “I am making preparations…


Ken Roberts withdraws from 1st CD race

Idaho state Rep. Ken Roberts announced this morning that he’s withdrawing from the 1st District congressional race, in which he was vying for the GOP nomination for a chance to challenge 1st District Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick. Roberts cited “an unexpected health issue,” and also…


GOP hopeful withdraws from Idaho 1st CD race

Idaho state Rep. Ken Roberts announced this morning that he’s withdrawing from the 1st District congressional race, in which he was vying for the GOP nomination for a chance to challenge 1st District Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick.


Ward on Roberts withdrawal: ‘I’m in’

Vaughn Ward, GOP candidate for Congress, had this comment this morning on GOP rival Ken Roberts’ withdrawal from the race: “He’s a leader in the Idaho Statehouse, and he’s served Idaho well over the past 10 years. I know that he’s going to continue to…


Roberts withdraws from 1st CD race

Ken Roberts announced this morning that he’s withdrawing from the 1st District congressional race, in which he was vying for the GOP nomination for a chance to challenge 1st District Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick. Roberts cited “an unexpected health issue,” and also hinted that other…


Bill would target Electoral College

BOISE – After Washington this year became the fifth state to endorse a big change in how the nation elects presidents – letting whoever wins the popular vote take the office – Idaho is poised to debate the same question. Nothing changes until enough states sign on to represent a majority of electoral votes; only about a quarter of them are on board so far. “We’re just waiting to see if there are additional states that decide to join in,” said Glenn Kuper, spokesman for Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, who backs the move and signed the Legislature-passed bill into law in April.


Roberts loses campaign manager

Idaho state Rep. Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, who’s running for the 1st District congressional seat, has gotten off to a rather slow start in his campaign, lagging far behind fellow GOP hopeful Vaughn Ward in fundraising eight months out from the primary election. As of the…




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