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  • Primary shakes up Idaho Republican Party

    A low-turnout primary election has caused havoc in Idaho’s Republican Party, with everything from Tea Party activism to social media hijinks contributing to such surprising results as the defeat of …


  • Labrador leads Ward in Republican primary

    A contentious race for the GOP nomination for North Idaho’s seat in Congress went down to the wire Tuesday night, as Idaho voters held a typically low-turnout primary election with …


  • Rossi plans Wednesday announcement on Senate race

    Republican Dino Rossi says he will release an online video announcement on his plans for the U.S. Senate race in Washington state.


  • Group stages last-minute attack in Idaho race

    BOISE – An unregistered group calling itself Idaho Citizens for Justice launched a last-minute campaign attack against an Idaho Supreme Court challenger over the weekend, in the final days before …


  • Last-minute attack targets Idaho court candidate

    An unregistered group calling itself “Idaho Citizens for Justice” launched a last-minute campaign attack against an Idaho Supreme Court challenger over the weekend, in the final days before Tuesday’s Idaho’s …


  • Otter tries to swim above diverse gubernatorial pool

    BOISE - Butch Otter is among Idaho’s most-elected politicians, having served 14 years as lieutenant governor and three terms in Congress before being elected governor four years ago. But the …


  • Palin aids Ward, riffs on wardrobe

    BOISE – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had harsh words for the “lamestream media” and the liberal left as she gave an enthusiastic speech rallying voters for GOP congressional candidate …


  • Palin bashes media, stumps for Ward in Boise

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had harsh words for the “lamestream media” and the liberal left as she gave an enthusiastic speech rallying voters for GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward …


  • Vaughn Ward’s originality woes recur

    BOISE – Idaho GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward posted three new position statements on his website Tuesday morning – and portions of one of them, on the war in Iraq, …


  • GOP Senate candidate gets farm aid

    SEATTLE – Washington GOP Senate hopeful Clint Didier is campaigning against big government, but he has taken government aid for his farm near Pasco. The Seattle Times reports he has …


  • GOP challengers bash Butch Otter

    BOISE – Two of Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s primary election challengers lashed out at him Tuesday night, while Otter declined to participate in the debate aired live statewide on Idaho …


  • In primaries, voters snub establishment

    WASHINGTON – Party-switching Sen. Arlen Specter fell to a younger and far less experienced rival in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, and political novice Rand Paul rode support from tea party …


  • Raul Labrador stresses cost-cutting, energy in economic plan

    Idaho Republican congressional candidate Raul Labrador on Tuesday unveiled a plan for economic prosperity that leans heavily on the state developing a more robust nuclear power industry and exporting this …


  • Candidate’s words again match another website

    Idaho GOP Congressional candidate Vaughn Ward posted three new position statements on his website Tuesday morning – and portions of one of them, on the war in Iraq, matched nearly …


  • Justice clarifies status of Idaho schools case

    BOISE – Idaho Supreme Court Justice Roger Burdick now says he misspoke when he said in a televised campaign debate that Idaho’s long-standing school funding lawsuit isn’t over. “That was …


  • Justice speaks out on Idaho schools case

    Idaho Supreme Court Justice Roger Burdick now says he misspoke when he said in a televised campaign debate that Idaho’s long-standing school funding lawsuit isn’t over. “That was a misstatement,” …


  • Idaho candidates not so far apart

    BOISE – Vaughn Ward and Raul Labrador, who are vying for the GOP nomination for Idaho’s 1st District congressional seat, have much in common, though they’re locked in a contentious …


  • Court contender keeps ho-hum election interesting

    BOISE - Idaho’s May 25 election is not just the primary election - it’s also the final say on the nonpartisan race for the Idaho Supreme Court and an array …


  • Ward shakes up staff day after website report

    BOISE – Idaho congressional candidate Vaughn Ward’s campaign stopped taking calls Friday and part of his campaign website remained shut down as his campaign manager, Ryan O’Barto, resigned and Ward …


  • Big shake-up for Ward campaign

    Idaho congressional candidate Vaughn Ward’s campaign stopped taking calls Friday and part of his campaign website remained shut down as his campaign manager, Ryan O’Barto, resigned and Ward announced he …


  • Ward’s statements have familiar ring

    BOISE – Five of the 10 position statements Idaho congressional candidate Vaughn Ward has touted as his own on a campaign website are word-for-word identical to statements on other candidates’ …


  • Ward’s position statements cribbed from other websites

    Five of the 10 position statements Idaho congressional candidate Vaughn Ward has touted as his own on a campaign website are word-for-word identical to statements on other candidates’ and congressmen’s …


  • Plenty of jabs in Idaho debate

    BOISE – Republican U.S. House hopeful Raul Labrador came out swinging at a debate Tuesday, criticizing opponent Vaughn Ward for his lack of political experience and for wavering on earmarks …


  • Amendment repeal issue stirs congressional race

    BOISE – After a week and a half of heavy criticism around Idaho for the idea of repealing the 17th Amendment – direct election of U.S. senators – one of …


  • Candidate now says he never backed 17th Amendment repeal

    After a week and a half of heavy criticism on editorial pages around Idaho for the idea of repealing the 17th Amendment - direct election of U.S. senators - one …


  • Full GOP field to fill Clark’s post

    The hottest legislative race in North Idaho this spring is the four-way contest for the House seat in District 3 that’s opening up due to seven-term Rep. Jim Clark’s retirement. …


  • Ad puts bailouts in spotlight

    BOISE – In a new TV commercial airing across the 1st Congressional District, GOP candidate Vaughn Ward says “the only way to stop reckless spending” by the federal government is …


  • Idaho Supreme Court candidates spar

    BOISE – Two candidates for the Idaho Supreme Court matched off in a fiery debate Tuesday and immediately sparred over ratings released by the Idaho State Bar earlier in the …


  • Ad says banning earmarks, bailouts ‘only way’ to fix budget

    In a new TV commercial airing across the 1st Congressional District, GOP candidate Vaughn Ward says “the only way to stop reckless spending” by the federal government is to “end …


  • Trio makes run at Senate, not just incumbent Crapo

    BOISE – The opposition may not be particularly active or well-funded, but Idaho’s senior U.S. senator, Mike Crapo, isn’t going unopposed for re-election this year as he did six years …


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