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Little voluntarily discloses his financial assets

Lt. Gov. Brad Little is the latest gubernatorial candidate to voluntarily release information on his financial assets. Idaho is one of just two states that don’t require elected officeholders to disclose any of their personal financial information. Yet the topic has become a key talking point for Idaho’s 2018 gubernatorial race after first-time…


Rep. Cheatham to seek Nonini’s Senate seat, as Nonini runs for lieutenant governor

Second-term Idaho state Rep. Don Cheatham, R-Post Falls, announced Monday that he’ll run for the open Senate seat in his district that’s being vacated by Sen. Bob Nonini’s run for lieutenant governor in 2018.


Rep. Cheatham to seek Nonini’s Senate seat in 2018

Second-term Idaho state Rep. Don Cheatham, R-Post Falls, announced today that he’ll run for the open Senate seat in his district that’s being vacated by current Sen. Bob Nonini’s run for lieutenant governor in 2018. “I really like the House,” Cheatham said. “The Senate, I…


Leroy says he’s moving to the congressional district where he’s running

David Leroy, whose Boise home is in the 2nd Congressional District, says he’s moving to Eagle and will be living in the district where he’s running for Congress before the May primary. “I intend to be voting for myself,” he said…


Eye on Boise: Leroy says he’s moving to the congressional district where he’s running

Rep. Christy Perry, R-Nampa, said one of the factors that prompted her to join the already crowded 1st District congressional race was that “I live in the district, which is a little bit different.”


Spin Control: Elway Poll shows rural, urban voters divided on issues, each other

Elway Poll shows some deep divides in Washington by geography and party.


Spokane Public Schools prepares to ask voters for levy in February

Spokane Public Schools will ask voters to approve a new, cheaper maintenance and operation levy in February’s special election.


Amid national debate over churches’ role in politics, Labrador touts pastor’s endorsement

Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, who is running for governor, is touting his endorsement by the pastor of a Coeur d’Alene church where Labrador recently held a large town hall-style gathering, even as U.S. House Republicans push to free up pastors to openly endorse candidates from the pulpit.


Rep. Perry joins already crowded Idaho congressional race

Rep. Christy Perry says she’s officially entering the crowded race of candidates vying for Idaho’s open 1st Congressional District seat.


State Rep. Christy Perry of Nampa enters already crowded 1st CD race

Idaho state Rep. Christy Perry, R-Nampa, announced today that she’ll run for Congress in the 1st Congressional District race that already has drawn a slew of candidates; it’s an open seat, as current Rep. Raul Labrador is leaving it to run for governor. Republicans who…


Ahlquist goes after Little, Labrador with ‘quiz’ website

GOP gubernatorial Tommy Ahlquist’s campaign has put up a new website criticizing rivals Brad Little and Raul Labrador, criticizing both as “professional politicians” who “do the darndest things with your tax dollars.” The site is online at sadchoiceidaho.com. It’s set up as a “quiz,” asking…


Ybarra and challenger Dillon both oppose school vouchers; Ybarra says ‘No, no, no, no, no’

State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra and Wilder School District Superintendent Jeff Dillon, who is running against Ybarra in 2018, appeared together at the Idaho School Boards Association’s annual convention in Coeur d’Alene last week, and Idaho EdNews reports that the two faced off in a…


Matthew Sutherland drops bid challenging Cathy McMorris Rodgers, backs Lisa Brown

The Washington State University alumnus will turn his attention to state-level politics, as Brown ramps up a run to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers next year with the backing of national political strategists.


Eye on Boise: Former Sen. Schmidt says he’s decided against run for governor – at least for now

Former state Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, a physician and outspoken advocate of improving health care in Idaho, says after much consideration, he’s decided against running for governor next year – at least for now.


Complaint targets Ahlquist campaign, but Secty of State’s office says there’s no violation

Taso Kinnas, former treasurer for the Idahoans for Liberty PAC, has filed a complaint with the Idaho Secretary of State’s office about campaign filings by GOP gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist, but the office says it looked at the issue long ago and concluded Ahlquist did…


McMorris Rodgers’ seat in Congress targeted by national Democrats emboldened by recent electoral wins

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added Washington’s 5th district to its list of 91 contests nationwide it believes are winnable to take back control of the House of Representatives. The designation doesn’t necessarily mean national Democrats will start spending money in the district, but signifies renewed interest from the left in a seat that has been occupied by a Republican since 1994.


Eye on Boise: Ada County asks Rep. Giddings to repay homeowner’s exemption

Ada County is moving to collect back taxes from state Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, for claiming a homeowner’s exemption for her Garden City home in 2016 while also claiming to be a resident of the north-central Idaho district where she was elected to the state House.


Editorial: Review of S-R election endorsements

Please note that our endorsements are merely recommendations, and should be read as such. Voters are encouraged to find as much information as possible and decide for themselves


Balukoff, first major Dem, enters 2018 race for Idaho governor

A.J. Balukoff, who ran as the Democratic challenger to Gov. Butch Otter in 2014, filed his paperwork Thursday to begin fundraising for another run for governor of Idaho in 2018.


A.J. Balukoff files initial paperwork to run for governor as Democrat in 2018

A.J. Balukoff, who ran as the Democratic challenger to Gov. Butch Otter in 2014, filed his paperwork today to begin fundraising for another run for governor of Idaho in 2018. “I think people need a choice besides what’s going on on the Republican side,” Balukoff…