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Figures so far show crossover voting not likely to have big impact in primary…

How might crossover voting – people switching parties to vote in a different party’s primary election – affect Idaho’s upcoming high-stakes May 15 primary, with positions up for grabs including an open governor’s seat? There are some numbers available, but so far they don’t show…


Who’s the Trumpiest: Idaho GOP candidates embrace President Trump, despite earlier concerns

Many Idaho GOP candidates who are running in the May 15 Republican primary have been hailing Republican President Donald Trump, the Idaho Statesman reports, though many didn’t support him when he was vying against other GOP hopefuls for the nomination for president; Idaho actually went…


All three GOP candidates for guv claim victory in last night’s debate

Less than half an hour after the close of last night’s wide-ranging and often testy GOP gubernatorial debate, all three candidates issued statements touting their performance and claiming victory in the matchup. Here are their full statements: LT. GOV. BRAD LITTLE: “Knowledge and Experience Prove…


Idaho GOP governor hopefuls clash in debate, trade jabs

Idaho’s top Republican candidates for governor gave voters three distinct options to choose from Monday during their second televised debate, which included plenty of jabs at each other’s campaign tactics. U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, a four-term congressman, pushed his aggressive economic plan to cut nearly a $1 billion of the state’s taxes…


Instant racing initiative backers accuse tribe of breaking law, ‘thuggish and criminal behavior’

A group seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho on Monday accused the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of breaking state law while attempting to deter the success of their petition, adding they have alerted law enforcement officials to investigate. According to Save Idaho Horse Racing, the tribe has offered at least two petitioners cash…


GOP governor hopefuls debate tonight

Tonight on the “Idaho Debates,” which are broadcast live on Idaho Public Television, the three major Republican candidates for governor of Idaho – Raul Labrador, Brad Little and Tommy Ahlquist – will face off. The debate starts at 8 p.m.; after it airs, it –…


Dem candidates for governor square off, clash over marijuana, campaign endorsements

Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates on Sunday spent most of their first televised debate in overall agreement when discussing the state’s biggest issues surrounding education, health care and taxes. Arm teachers to improve school safety? No, said both former Rep. Paulette Jordan of Plummer and Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff. Expand…


GOP candidate clarifies abortion claim in campaign ad

GOP congressional candidate Russ Fulcher has clarified his claim in a recent ad that he’s passed more “pro-life” legislation than anyone else in Idaho, saying that includes includes voting on bills that may not have become law and bills that may not have been directly related to abortion, the AP reports…


Fact check: Idaho candidate claims challenger faked serving in the military, but claim is unfounded

In a recent debate for Idaho’s lieutenant governor, Republican Sen. Marv Hagedorn accused one of his top opponents of faking military service. The three-term state senator on Tuesday said former Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates was “pretending” to have a military background in order to woo voters in an already crowded field…


Idaho GOP candidates face off in state treasurer debate

Three Republican candidates vying to become Idaho’s next state treasurer traded barbs and defended their backgrounds Thursday during their first and only televised debate. The position is open now that five-term incumbent Treasurer Ron Crane announced he wouldn’t seek re-election. The primary will be held May 15. Julie Ellsworth, a former House…





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