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Candidates prep for state treasurer debate…

The three GOP candidates for Idaho state treasurer, in preparation for tonight’s live debate on Idaho Public Television, draw numbers to see who will speak first in the opening and closing statements; from right, they are Julie Ellsworth, Tom Kealey, and Vicky McIntyre. At left…


Idaho governor hopefuls go on the attack as May 15 election nears; link to full story

Candidates for governor of Idaho have been filling the airwaves with campaign commercials, and as the May 15 Idaho primary election approaches, many have gone on the attack. Adding to the negative ads run by the candidates themselves are virulent ads run by outside groups,…


Idaho GOP candidates clash in lieutenant governor debate

Republican hopefuls in Idaho’s crowded lieutenant governor race attempted to distinguish what made them uniquely qualified to run for the open position during a Thursday debate that saw some sharp exchanges. The position has attracted a wide array of candidates now that three-term incumbent Lt. Gov. Brad Little is running for governor…


McIntyre says she’ll refuse to forfeit county credit card in dustup with commish; link to full story

Ada County Treasurer Vicky McIntyre – a county elected official who’s now running to be the state treasurer – is calling it “crazy” that the three Ada County commissioners requested her today to surrender her county credit card amid allegations of misuse. McIntyre said she’ll…


Fulcher tops pack for fundraising in 1st CD race

Campaign finance reports show Republican Russ Fulcher continues to lead the GOP pack in fundraising in the race for Idaho’s open 1st Congressional District. According to sunshine reports released Monday, Fulcher raised roughly $141,000 between January and March. In total, he’s raised more than $408,000 since announcing…


State treasurer hopeful could lose her county credit card over misuse allegations

The Ada County clerk has sent a letter to the county commissioners recommending that county Treasurer Vicky McIntyre’s county credit card be revoked after several instances of misuse of the card, the latest in a series of controversies over McIntyre’s work as the county treasurer….


Why Rebecca Arnold filed to run for lieutenant governor, and why she withdrew…

When the filing period for Idaho lieutenant governor approached last month, five Republicans already were crowded into the race, and a sixth joined them as the filing period closed – current Ada County Highway District Commissioner Rebecca Arnold, an attorney and former unsuccessful candidate for…


Catching up on the news: It’s debates time, upcoming primary, more…

I’m back, and there’s plenty of news to catch up on, much of it about the now-humming campaigns under way for the May 15 Idaho primary election. First off, there was a televised debate over the weekend in the GOP primary races for governor and…


Lawmakers question Ybarra’s engagement, absences during legislative session

Key education lawmakers say they rarely met with state superintendent Sherri Ybarra during the 2018 legislative session, and that Ybarra’s lack of engagement hinders her effectiveness, Idaho EdNews reports. The House co-chair of the joint budget committee said she met with Ybarra just once during the…


CdA Tribe denies voter intimidation; racing initiative group says its signature gatherers followed, harassed

Officials with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe say they have hired employees to counter claims surrounding a proposed ballot initiative, but deny accusations their operatives are intimidating voters, the AP reports. Tyrel Stevenson with the North Idaho Voter Project…





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