M 2012 Idaho Primary

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Last updated: May 16, 2:35 a.m. State Senator (GOP), Idaho Legislative District 1

Shawn Keough (R) 4,671 70.27%
Danielle Ahrens (R) 1,976 29.73%
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Last updated: May 16, 10:04 p.m. Prosecutor, Kootenai County

Barry McHugh (R) 7,591 62.69%
Donald Gary (R) 4,517 37.31%
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Last updated: May 16, 10:04 p.m. Sheriff, Kootenai County

Benton E. (Ben) Wolfinger (R) 5,489 43.11%
Keith Hutcheson (R) 3,795 29.80%
John Green (R) 3,450 27.09%
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* These percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Idaho Democrats to caucus Saturday

Idaho Democrats will caucus on Saturday morning to select their presidential delegates, and they’re inviting folks to join them at the gatherings in each Idaho county. In Kootenai County, the caucus will be at the Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St. in Coeur d’Alene, and similar events across the state will start at 10 a.m. – meaning the doors will close then, so those who want to participate should arrive before that hour. Read more

SR: Idaho Solons Flunk Ethics Reform

A legislative session that began with the promise of introducing long-overdue ethics guidelines ended with the Idaho Senate tossing a…

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House OKs $200,000 Legal Defense

The House has voted 53-16 in favor of setting up a $200,000 legal defense fund for the Legislature, funded…

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Poll: Congress, Legislature Terrible

  • Weekend Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation sez both Congress and the Idaho Legislature are terrible examples of governing bodies…
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Idaho’s Ultrasound Mandate Has Limits

As did Virginia's Legislature last month, Idaho's Legislature is wading into controversial territory with a new law that…

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Hi-Noon: Bill Targets Daylight-Saving

Forget springing forward. Earlier this week, the Legislature printed a bill to exempt Idaho from observing daylight saving time. Will…

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Is Congress Worse Than Legislature?

You might think it would be difficult to find a new way to insult Congress. Back in 1873, Mark Twain…

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Idaho’s forced ultrasound bill may be dead

In a tumultuous day at Idaho’s state Capitol on Wednesday, anti-abortion activists staged a live ultrasound demonstration in a Capitol hearing room, sign-waving protesters gathered outside and a hearing on legislation requiring Idaho women to undergo an ultrasound before they could have an abortion was abruptly canceled. Read more

Odd candidate behavior nothing new in Idaho…

Idaho Statesman reporter Patrick Orr has a full story today on Cynthia Clinkingbeard, the 1st District congressional candidate who was…

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Newly filed congressional candidate arrested for aggravated assault

Boise Police arrested Cynthia Clinkingbeard, 58, Boise - a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 1st District - for aggravated assault on…

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Holmes Seeks Green Commish Seat

Vic Holmes is hitting the election trail again. Holmes, re-elected at Rathdrum's mayor in November, will challenge incumbent Dan…

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Dems Claim Senate Ethics Violation

Idaho's Senate minority leadership has filed an ethics complaint against Senate Resources Chairman Monty Pearce (pictured), R-New Plymouth, alleging…

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Idaho House passes felony animal torture bill

BOISE — The state House passed a bill today that would put felony animal abuse laws on the books in Idaho for the first time and would take the steam out of a ballot initiative by animal rights groups seeking much stiffer penalties. Read more

Pre-abortion ultrasound bill draws big crowd

Idaho Senate Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder, opened the hearing on his pre-abortion ultrasound bill in committee this morning, telling the Senate State Affairs Committee, “As you know there’s been a lot of email communication, there’s been protests on the Capitol steps, people exercising their right under the 1st Amendment, and I appreciate that. … I expect some interesting testimony. I would ask you all to keep your minds open to what you hear and to be attentive to what’s happening.” Read more

Bipartisanship in Congress sadly lacking, Labrador says

BOISE – Idaho congressman Raul Labrador issued a call for bipartisanship Tuesday, saying the politics in Washington, D.C., are too tainted by partisan rifts. Labrador told the Idaho House and Senate that since he has been in Washington, D.C., “My appreciation for the Idaho Legislature has only grown more.” Read more

Idaho Declares Telegraph Obsolete

After a unanimous House vote, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter's pen stroke is all that stands between finally declaring…

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Labrador: Duty ‘transcends party affiliation’ in Idaho Legislature

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador issued a call for bipartisanship today, saying the politics in Washington, D.C. are too tainted by partisan rifts. Read more

Labrador ♥ Legislature ‘Bipartisanship’

U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador told the Senate today that since he's been in Washington, D.C., “My appreciation…

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Edit: Cig Tax Hike Doomed From Start

On Monday, public health groups had their shot at convincing lawmakers to raise the cigarette tax. And they were doomed…

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Idaho Legislature Gender Gap Grows

Poring over the list of candidates for the Idaho Legislature, Boise State political scientist Gary Moncrief finds a gender gap…

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Hart to have five challengers

In Idaho’s upcoming elections, North Idaho’s most Republican legislative district will have a Democratic challenger vying for every seat. No Democrat has run for the Legislature in the district since 2002, when there was just one Democratic candidate, who lost; the last one elected was in 1994. But this year, former Kootenai County Clerk Dan English, who for many years was the only Democrat elected in Kootenai County, is running. Read more

Many seek North Idaho legislative seats, including Hart’s

In Idaho’s upcoming elections, North Idaho’s most-Republican legislative district will have a Democratic challenger vying for every seat. Read more

Final candidate filings bring some surprises…

Here's a link to the final list of candidates filing today, which was delayed this evening because of a…

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Joker: How Spencer Will Win

HucksOnline asked you Merry Hucksters to paint a scenario in which Larry Spencer could win a Kootenai County commissioner seat…

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Sims Urban Renewal Bill Flounders

Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d’Alene, has had a rough go of it with one of her bills this year…

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Give Me Secretariat In 1973 Derby

A long-time Berry Picker writes: “I thought you and your readers might enjoy Senate Bill 1374 currently being considered in…

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NYT: Openly Gay Idaho Solon Quitting

Here, the lawmaker who has spent eight years working for what might seem far less controversial goals is the only…

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Romney wins 31 Idaho counties, Santorum 7, Paul 6

When all the tallying was done last night, Mitt Romney's sweep in Idaho's first GOP presidential caucus left…

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Romney takes Ada with 52%, wraps up win even with 10 counties still caucusing…

Mitt Romney has taken Ada County with 52 percent, to 23 percent for Rick Santorum, 22 percent for Ron Paul…

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Ron Paul takes Boundary County

The first North Idaho county's GOP caucus results to come in are from Boundary County, where Ron Paul won…

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21 Idaho counties have gone to Romney, one to Santorum, still no North Idaho results…

Official caucus results from the Idaho GOP now show 22 of Idaho's 44 counties reporting, with 21 of those…

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Romney way ahead, but still only smaller, southern counties reporting…

Now 12 Idaho counties have reported their GOP caucus results, and Mitt Romney remains way ahead with 76 percent, but…

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Map shows early results from south, southeast…

The Spokesman-Review's Election Center is posting Idaho's county-by-county GOP caucus results as they come in on a map…

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Idaho GOP poised for busy night of caucuses

Voting in the Idaho Republican presidential caucus has started in some parts of Idaho, including the first round in Canyon…

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Hucks Poll: Hell No To Idaho Tax Cut

  • Monday Poll: 82% of Hucks Nation oppose the $35.7 million tax cut for prosperous Idahoans that easily passed the…
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