Political and legislative news out of Idaho.
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Ad Watch: Crapo, Sturgill launch new campaign ads on night of presidential debate
As a record TV audience tuned in for the first presidential debate this week, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and his Democratic challenger, Jerry Sturgill, both launched new TV campaign commercials.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016
Eye on Boise: Challenger faults Rep. Labrador’s 2014 vote against military budget
James Piotrowski, the Democratic challenger to Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, is criticizing Labrador for his “obstructionist tactics” in Congress, including a 2014 vote against the military budget.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 5 a.m.
Crapo’s Democratic challenger counts on math, ‘moral analysis’
Jerry Sturgill says math got him into the race against longtime Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo, because he believes the numbers show that even as a Democrat and a first-time …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 4 a.m.
Idaho Sen. Crapo quietly builds record, moves past DUI
In nearly a quarter-century in Washington, D.C., Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has quietly built a reputation as a diligent, hard-working conservative who plays by the rules, quickly rises to leadership …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
Donald Trump Jr. defends Skittles post in Boise campaign stop
Donald Trump Jr. flew into Boise today for a fundraiser for his father’s presidential campaign, and also defended his controversial Twitter post comparing Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, blaming the …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Sun. column: Lawmaker thankful for ‘America, the land of redemption’
In my Sunday column this week, I wrote about how Gov. Butch Otter passed over both the first and second choices of the District 33 GOP committee when he named …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
Idaho GOP chair decries new moderates PAC; says Dems, independents shouldn’t register as GOP
Idaho Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Parker is calling it “alarming and disturbing” that a former GOP state representative has launched a PAC urging independents and Democrats to register as Republicans …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
New Idaho PAC wants Independents, Democrats to register GOP
A former GOP state lawmaker has launched a new political action committee to encourage Independent and Democratic voters to register as Republicans so they can participate in Idaho’s closed GOP …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Otter picks Potts to serve out Davis’ Senate term
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Tony Potts, a property manager and salesman at Bish’s RV Supercenter in Idaho Falls, to replace longtime Sen. Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls. The District …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Nonini joins lieutenant governor race
northern Idaho lawmaker is joining the race to win the state’s open lieutenant governor seat in 2018. GOP Sen. Bob Nonini of Coeur d’Alene filed to run for the position …