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McMorris Rodgers, Brown and other congressional candidates clash on foreign policy

Congressional candidates to represent Eastern Washington have major disagreements on some foreign policy questions.


Spin Control: Words of campaign advice for a new crop of candidates

Spin Control offers its annual advice to candidates entering the campaign.


Contested races slated for Whitman County

Candidate filing for the Aug. 7 primary election in Washington state closed Friday, and many races are contested in Whitman County.


U.S. Senate primary: Cantwell and 29 challengers

U.S. Senate race draws a near record number of candidates and Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District race grows to five on final day of filing week.


Saulibio joins race against McMorris Rodgers

Colbert businessman joins Eastern Washington’s congressional race.


Scotchman Peak advisory vote sends a clear message to lawmakers, but does little else

Bonner County residents rejected a 13,000 acre proposed wilderness area, Tuesday. And although the vote may have sent a message to lawmakers, while also serving as a rallying cry for state rights champions, it won’t actually change how the forest is managed.


Women make history in Idaho’s primary

Tuesday’s primary election results mark a historic first for Idaho: With women winning both parties’ primaries for lieutenant governor, and no other candidates running, Idaho is guaranteed to elect its first female lieutenant governor in November.


More candidates file for legislative office

First-time candidates file for Spokane-area legislative seats.


Phil Hart, Kathy Sims lose bids to return to Idaho Legislature

Two former state legislators making comeback bids were halted by voters in Tuesday’s Republican primary


McMorris Rodgers, Bonneau file for Congress

Number of Senate candidates continues to grow as other races fill out.


It’s Paulette Jordan vs. Brad Little for Idaho governor

Paulette Jordan, a two-term state representative and former Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council member, pulled off an upset win in Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday over the party’s 2014 nominee, Boise businessman and longtime school board member A.J. Balukoff.


Results of Idaho primary races

With 669 of 951 precincts reporting.GOVERNORDemocrats A J Balukoff41.1% Peter Dill1.4% Paulette Jordan57.5%Republicans Tommy Ahlquist28.2% Harley Delano Brown0.4% Dalton Ben Cannady0.3% Raul Labrador30.9% Brad Little37.3% Lisa Marie1.6% Steve Pankey1.3%LT. GOVERNORDemocrats Kristin Collum88.3% Jim Fabe11.7%Republicans Marv Hagedorn15.3% Janice McGeachin28.2% Bob Nonini13.6% Kelley Packer15.0% Steve Yates28.0%SECRETARY OF STATEDemocrats Joseph J.P. Chastain25.0% Jill Humble75.0%STATE TREASURERRepublicans Julie A. Ellsworth37.4% Tom Kealey34.3% Vicky J McIntyre28.3%SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONDemocrats Allen Humble15.8% Cindy Wilson84.2%Republicans Jeff Dillon40.3% Sherri Ybarra59.7%


Incumbent Kootenai County Commissioners Eberlein and Bingham lose seats

Two Kootenai County commissioners lost in Tuesday’s Republican primary.


Russ Fulcher wins Idaho GOP primary to replace Labrador in Congress

With an open seat in Congress at stake, former state Sen. Russ Fulcher easily captured the Republican nomination for the position held by Raul Labrador. Real estate agent Cristina McNeil won a three-way race among Democrats and will face Fulcher in November.


Paulette Jordan wins Idaho’s Democratic governor primary

BOISE, Idaho – Former state Rep. Paulette Jordan has won the Democratic primary for Idaho governor. She is the first woman to become the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Idaho.


Voters can mail in primary, general election ballots for free

State to cover costs of mailing ballots back for voters in 38 counties after King County votes to pay the postage for its voters.


Senate race gets 11 hopefuls as candidates file for office Monday

Washington’s U.S. Senate race got crowded in a hurry Monday, as 10 challengers filed to run against incumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell.


Time to break out the starting gun for the 2018 election

Filing week, the official start of the 2018 elections in Washington, starts Monday.


Spin Control: Filing week used to start with an all-nighter

As filing week nears, some memories about the way it used to begin – and end


Sims and Wisniewski aim for Idaho state legislature seat

Kathy Sims and Tony Wisniewski sat in the Coeur d’Alene Courthouse last Friday, awaiting a decision capable of ending the race between the two candidates almost two weeks early. But after a judge declared that Sims could restore her ballot spot – effectively ending a court battle over her residency in Idaho’s District 3 – Wisniewski, her challenger on the ballot, said he agreed with the decision.