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Changes at agencies, new faces in campaigns…

From a new state Health & Welfare director to two new parole commissioners to an array of moves among the gubernatorial campaigns and lobbying groups, my Sunday column offers a roundup. Also, Sen. Crapo pushes to extend Secure Rural Schools funding, and ‘dozens’ turn out for Labrador-for-governor campaign stop in eastern Idaho…


Ahlquist names Damond Watkins as campaign chairman

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Dr. Tommy Ahlquist today named Damond Watkins as his campaign chairman. Watkins, of Idaho Falls, is Idaho’s national committeeman for the Republican Party. Watkins said he generally doesn’t endorse in primary races, but in the 2018 race for Idaho governor – which…


‘Dozens’ turn out for Labrador’s Idaho Falls campaign kickoff

The Post Register in Idaho Falls reports today that “dozens” turned out for 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador’s Idaho Falls campaign stop yesterday, part of his three-day tour of the state to launch his 2018 campaign for governor. About 80 people attended Labrador’s Wednesday…


Labrador’s North Idaho campaign stop draws about 80 people

Raul Labrador’s North Idaho stop on his three-day tour of the state to launch his 2018 gubernatorial campaign drew about 80 people Wednesday at the American Legion Hall in Post Falls, most of them veterans and senior citizens, writes S-R reporter Abby Lynes. Labrador called…


Little names IACI VP Zach Hauge as his campaign manager

Lt. Gov. Brad Little announced today that Zach Hauge will be his campaign manager, starting June 14. Hauge currently is the vice president of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI), the business lobbying group. He’s also worked on numerous Idaho campaigns, including serving…


Labrador kicks off campaign for Idaho governor

Raul Labrador launched his campaign for governor of Idaho on Tuesday, declaring that he’s proven in his four terms in Congress that “I could be a leader for conservative change.”


Labrador kicks off campaign for governor, touts record in Congress

Raul Labrador launched his campaign for governor of Idaho on Tuesday, declaring that he’s proven in his four terms in Congress that “I could be a leader for conservative change.” “Idahoans don’t care what your title is, or they don’t care how many terms you have served in office, what committees you are on or how many earmarks you’ve secured…


3 of 4 Idaho GOP governor candidates have voted frequently

Four Republican candidates are vying to be Idaho’s next governor, a race that’s expected to be one of the state’s most competitive in 2018. According to voter participation records requested by The Associated Press, three of the candidates have a strong history of casting votes on Election Day. The fourth voted, but not as often…


EOB: Candidates for Idaho governor hit the campaign trail early

A year out from the primary election in the 2018 race for governor of Idaho, the campaign has started heating up. 1st District GOP Congressman Raul Labrador, one of the hopefuls, has announced he’ll go on a three-day tour of the state to formally announce his candidacy, with stops Tues in Boise, Wed in Post Falls and Thurs in Idaho Falls.


Labrador hasn’t won VanderSloot’s endorsement

Raul Labrador’s choice of venues for his campaign kickoff tour this week gave rise to some speculation that he had landed the support of major GOP campaign funder Frank VanderSloot, owner of Melaleuca in Idaho Falls – but he hasn’t. Labrador’s Boise announcement this afternoon…





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