M 2012 Idaho Primary

Jimmy Farris

A candidate for U.S. Representative (Dem), Idaho Congressional District 1 in the 2012 Idaho Primary

Party: Democrat

City: Meridian, Idaho

Occupation: Retired NFL football player, former sports broadcaster

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Last updated: May 16, 2:35 a.m. Election results

Jimmy Farris (D) 5,355 53.15%
Cynthia Clinkingbeard (D) 4,721 46.85%
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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

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Labrador: Get Gummint Out Of Way

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Labrador makes national splash in clash with Holder at D.C. hearing

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Labrador Calls For Holder To Quit

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Labrador Reviews Dike Road Petitions

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Idaho Reps Among Richest, Poorest

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