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Rubio rallies Boise crowd, says he’s best bet to beat Hillary Clinton

GOP hopeful Marco Rubio stressed his conservative credentials and religious beliefs as he urged Idahoans to back him for president at a Boise rally on Sunday night, just two days before the state’s GOP primary election on Tuesday. “Idaho has a chance to restart this…


Rubio rallies Boise crowd, says he’s best bet to beat Clinton

GOP hopeful Marco Rubio stressed his conservative credentials and religious beliefs as he urged Idahoans to back him for president at a Boise rally on Sunday night, just two days before the state’s GOP primary election on Tuesday.


Crowd gathers for Rubio rally in Boise

People lined up to crowd into a chilly hangar near the Boise Airport this evening for a rally for Marco Rubio, after Rubio drew 1,200 at a similar rally earlier this evening in Idaho Falls. This comes after Ted Cruz drew more than 3,000 people…


Idaho school levies share ballot with presidential primary picks

Three North Idaho school districts hope voters of all stripes head to the polls Tuesday, the day Republicans in the state hold their presidential primary. All three districts have a lot riding on Tuesday’s ballot, with school funding measures that account for 20 to 40 percent of their operating budgets. But with such high interest in the presidential race, voter turnout will be heavily conservative for the tax measures.


Rubio, Cruz set Idaho rallies in advance of Tuesday primary

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will hold campaign rallies in Boise and Idaho Falls on Sunday, hitting Idaho Falls first at 5:30 p.m., and then Boise at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public, but registration is required; there’s info on the…


Sen. Lacey won’t seek re-election, endorses Rep. Nye for his seat

Sen. Roy Lacey, D-Pocatello, announced today that he won’t seek re-election, and instead is endorsing Rep. Mark Nye, D-Pocatello, to replace him. Lacey has served two terms in the Senate and one in the House before that. The two both represent District 29, Bannock County….


Elmore County GOP chair files to run for Rep. Nielsen’s seat

Megan Blanksma, a farmer from Hammett and current Elmore County Republican chairman, announced today that she’ll run for the seat currently held by Rep. Pete Nielsen, R-Mountain Home, in the May GOP primary. “I am committed to getting out there and doing the work necessary…


New candidates filing for House include challengers to McMillan, Cheatham; two vying for DeMordaunt seat

Among new candidates filing for the Legislature so far today is Priscilla Giddings of White Bird, one of the nation’s few female fighter pilots qualified to fly the A-10, a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate who’s been a competitive weightlifter, marathoner and triathlete, and the…


Labrador files to run for for 4th term in Congress, says he’s ‘kept promise to change Washington’

Idaho 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador filed for re-election today, seeking a fourth two-year term in the U.S. House. He issued this statement: “When I was first elected to Congress the people of Idaho had a clear mandate for me – to change the way…


Rep. Bateman won’t seek re-election; Stevenson files for Rudolph’s seat…

Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, announced today that he won’t seek re-election to a 9th term in the House. “I would surely have run, but there are some family issues,” Bateman said. “I started 40 years ago.” He served five House terms from 1977 to…





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