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Bill to move up Idaho party-affiliation deadline dies; voters will be able to switch at polls on March 8

It turns out that voters who want to change their party affiliation at the polls for Idaho’s March 8 presidential primary will be able to do so after all.


Bill to move up party-affiliation deadline is dead

It turns out that voters who want to change their party affiliation at the polls for Idaho’s March 8 presidential primary will be able to do so after all. Legislation proposed by Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney to move up the affiliation deadline…


Risch campaigns for Rubio at Iowa caucus; Idaho tries to position itself for impact in nomination

As the presidential race focused on Iowa yesterday, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch was at an elementary school in Iowa Falls campaigning for Marco Rubio in the Iowa caucuses; Rubio finished third, with Ted Cruz in the lead and Donald Trump second. Risch called Rubio “the…


Idaho parties trying to increase state’s impact in selecting president

Idaho may be small potatoes in the national presidential nominating process, but the Gem State’s trying to position itself to have maximum impact on the process in both parties.


Eye on Boise: Eye on Boise: Poll shows Idahoans not pining big for tax cuts

Eye on Boise column for Sunday


13 Republicans, 3 Constitution Party candidates file for Idaho’s March 8 presidential primary

Thirteen Republicans and three Constitution Party candidates for president filed for Idaho’s new March presidential primary election by yesterday’s 5 p.m. deadline and will appear on the March 8 primary ballot. The 13 Republicans are: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina,…


Hayden man pushes campaign finance initiative, despite review saying it’s unconstitutional

A 75-year-old Hayden man is pushing ahead with a campaign finance ballot initiative that he personally wrote and is sponsoring, even after a review by the Idaho Attorney General’s office found it unconstitutional. Bob Perry, who turns 76 in January, said he wasn’t swayed by…


Idaho ballot proposal would lower sales tax, cut exemptions

The League of Women Voters of Idaho is launching a ballot initiative drive to lower Idaho’s sales tax from 6 percent to 5 percent, while eliminating an array of exemptions and expanding the tax to cover most services - which would have the result of…


Crapo announces Kempthorne endorsement, repeats ‘conservative’ 5 times

Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo announced today that former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, also a Republican and former Idaho senator, has endorsed Crapo’s re-election bid, something that’s hardly a surprise. Crapo is seeking a fourth six-year term in the Senate, after serving three terms in…


House minority caucus chair won’t seek re-election

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Minority Caucus Chair Donna Pence says she will not seek re-election when her term expires in 2016, opening up a seat in one of the state’s few legislative swing districts. Pence, a…





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