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  • FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

    E-mail, signs accuse Mager falsely

    An anonymous e-mail that began circulating this week falsely accuses Spokane County Commissioner Bonnie Mager of cheating on her taxes. Her election opponent, former Spokane City Councilman Al French, denied …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

    Budget at issue in final governor debate

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter defended his cuts to education and his track record as governor Thursday night, as he met four rivals in the final debate before Tuesday’s …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

    Democratic strategist faces sanctions

    A Democratic political strategist active in shadowy independent ads in a Spokane legislative campaign faces court sanctions for campaign violations in an Everett primary race. Lisa MacLean’s tactics to hide …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010, 9:25 P.M.

    Idaho Gov. Otter faces rivals in final debate

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter defended his cuts to education and his track record as governor Thursday night, as he met four rivals in the final debate before Tuesday’s election.


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010, 3:36 P.M.

    Minnick, Labrador clash at debate

    With the latest independent poll showing Idaho’s 1st District congressional race narrowing to a dead heat, Congressman Walt Minnick and GOP rival Raul Labrador clashed in a debate Thursday on …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010, 2:47 P.M.

    Ad Watch: Minnick says Labrador helped alien flee charges

    Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick has come out with another hard-hitting new campaign ad about GOP rival Raul Labrador, this one focusing on a federal drug case involving an illegal immigrant …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010

    Voting help just a few clicks away

    Voters in search of more information about a candidate or an issue before marking their ballots need not despair – or, worse yet, rely on the latest negative commercial or …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010

    Ad highlights vote on specialty plates

    BOISE – Idaho U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick has launched a new TV ad that repeats his earlier criticisms of GOP rival Raul Labrador, plus adds a new one: that Labrador …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010, 4:34 P.M.

    Ad Watch: Minnick hits Labrador on vets plate bill

    Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick has launched a new TV ad that repeats his earlier criticisms of GOP rival Raul Labrador, plus adds a new one: That Labrador “dishonored Idaho’s veterans …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

    Inboxes become political arenas

    The fight for Washington’s U.S. Senate seat is not just waged at rallies, in debates and on the airwaves. It’s a daily e-mail battle from the two sides trying to …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

    Job creation tops Idahoans’ concerns

    With the election less than a week away, Idaho voters are worried about their state’s economy, wary of plans to run huge trucks across scenic U.S. Highway 12, and averse …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

    Mailings stretch truth in Marr, Baumgartner race

    It’s with little doubt the nastiest battle this year for a local office. In a second in a series, we examine some of the claims made on behalf of incumbent …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

    Ads put state official in middle of I-1082 fight

    As if Initiative 1082 weren’t confusing enough, television commercials for the opposing sides now feature the same person: State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. Kreidler is against the proposal, as he …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

    French, Mager issue accusations on ethics

    County Commissioner Bonnie Mager and her general election challenger, former Spokane City Councilman Al French, peppered each other Tuesday with allegations of unethical conduct. As in a similar exchange earlier …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

    TV stations pull anti-Minnick ad

    BOISE – At least two TV stations pulled a new independent ad against Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick Tuesday that falsely claims Minnick voted in favor of the federal stimulus bill. …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010, 4:30 P.M.

    Ad Watch: Idaho guv touts scholarship despite cuts

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s latest campaign ad touts the Opportunity Scholarship Fund, which he says helps Idaho students in the current “tough economic times,” but doesn’t mention that no new …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010, 9:32 A.M.

    Ad Watch: Anti-Minnick ad makes false claim

    A new independent ad against Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick that’s airing in Idaho makes a false claim that Minnick voted in favor of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010

    Marr, Baumgartner ramp up the rhetoric

    It may soon be the million-dollar race. And with so much money, voters’ mailboxes and television sets are filled with a lot of information – and misinformation – about the …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010

    Minnick, Labrador race close

    Incumbent U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick’s lead over Republican Raul Labrador fell from 10 percentage points in mid-September to 3 percentage points late last week, says a poll commissioned by The …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010

    Parties’ big guns stump for Senate foes Murray, Rossi

    First Lady Michelle Obama tried to help get Patty Murray re-elected by telling a luncheon crowd to get “fired up.” U.S. Sen. John McCain tried to boost Republican Dino Rossi’s …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010, 9:20 P.M.

    Minnick: ‘I expect it to be very close’

    Freshman Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick, the only Democrat among Idaho’s congressional delegation, said tonight that he’s not surprised he’s in such a hard-fought re-election race. “It’s the most Republican district …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010, 9:06 P.M.

    Early numbers look good for Labrador

    The early numbers looked very good for GOP congressional hopeful Raul Labrador - with 124 of 961 precincts reporting, Labrador had 50.7 percent of the vote to incumbent Congressman Walt …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010, 8:58 P.M.

    AP calls top races…

    The Associated Press has called several of Idaho’s top races - it’s declared Sen. Mike Crapo a winner, winning a third term in the U.S. Senate; along with 2nd District …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010, 6:06 P.M.

    Long night ahead…

    Check back here later for election results; for now, there’s still an hour of voting left in southern Idaho and two hours in North Idaho. It could be a long …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010, 6:01 P.M.

    Two vote totals tonight in Spokane County

    Spokane County will release two rounds of vote totals tonight, one shortly after voting closes at 8 p.m., and another between 10:30 and 11 p.m.Old election hands can remember when …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010, 5:15 P.M.

    Tea Partiers Paul, Rubio Score Wins

    The Tea Party scored major victories in an election dominated by U.S. economic woes. Republican Marco Rubio is projected to win the Florida Senate race by a wide margin and …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010, 1:21 P.M.

    AARP Survey: 50+ Crowd Voting Mad

    The only weather forecast that may matter this Election Day is the dark cloud hanging over the most powerful vote in Idaho, voters age 50 and older, as they head …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010, 12:52 P.M.

    Run for prosecutor ignores law

    Deputy Kootenai County Prosecutor Jim Reierson has been campaigning for write-in votes for the top prosecutor spot in Spokane County, but it’s a race he can’t legally win.Running as a …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010, 8:10 A.M.

    Candidates race to finish line

    Candidates for Washington’s top electoral prize, a U.S. Senate seat that could determine which party controls that chamber of Congress for the next two years, started their full final day …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2010, 11:59 P.M.

    This is it: Last day to vote

    Months of television commercials, weeks of campaign mailers and days of street-corner sign waving end today. The election is now out of the hands of the candidates and the consultants, …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2010, 8:01 P.M.

    Not all write-ins will — or can — count

    Voters who are unhappy with their choices for a particular office and are thinking of writing in another candidate should take note: You’re free to write in any name you …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2010, 7:27 P.M.

    The last frenetic days of the Murray-Rossi race

    Washington’s U.S. Senate candidates spend Election Day eve attacking the Puget Sound from different directions.Republican challenger Dino Rossi started south and moved north along the I-5 corridor. He began with …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2010, 11:55 A.M.

    November Traditions

    This month turkeysare selected;some get stuffed andsome elected.The Bard of Sherman Avenue


  • MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2010, 9:58 A.M.

    Today’s fun video: That was the campaigns that were

    It’s been a long road to election day, and there have been some ground breaking and mind boggling videos. One site rates the top 13 videos of the political season, …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2010, 8:16 A.M.

    Joe: Campaigners Hit Wrong Church

    Joe Butler: There’s some swing voters who attend St. George in Post Falls who may now be voting D Tuesday — following one of the masses (Sunday), the cars in …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2010, 7:08 A.M.

    One day left ‘til the election…

    Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com from Saturday’s paper on the outside ads being run against Democratic candidate for governor, Keith Allred, thanks to a big cash …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 31, 2010, 5:23 P.M.

    What do you consider rich?

    The Washington Poll, which is discussed in greater detail elsewhere on the website, had a question that says a lot about all of us. When 500 voters were asked how …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 2010, 4:13 A.M.

    Happy Halloween?

    Good morning, Netizens… Egods! Cartoonist David Horsey has struck paydirt on the theme of Halloween. Could it be possible that Dino Rossi is the opponent or, by comparison, could that …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010, 3:20 P.M.

    Murray, Rossi in Spokane Saturday

    Washington’s U.S. Senate race comes to Spokane Saturday as both Patty Murray and Dino Rossi are scheduled to make stops on their final campaign swings through the state.Murray, the Democratic …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010, 2:34 P.M.

    Both sides misstate income tax positions of Baumgartner, Marr

    Claim: “With (Marr’s) tax increases, it’s hurting my employees and my business and the last thing I need right now is an income tax,” said Julie (who doesn’t give a …

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