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  • Minnick’s latest TV ad disputed

    BOISE – Idaho congressman Walt Minnick has come out with another hard-hitting TV ad about GOP rival Raul Labrador, this one focusing on a federal drug case involving an illegal …


  • Candidates fight over same label

    BOISE – Freshman congressman Walt Minnick is a new kind of Idaho Democrat – one who votes more often with Republicans than with his own party, one who attracts business …


  • Idaho 1st congressional race

    Freshman Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick is being challenged this year by state representative Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, and two others, in one of Idaho’s most-watched election contests.


  • Eye on Boise: Big debates coming in top political races

    BOISE – It’s debate season, with major debates set in the coming weeks in Idaho’s top political races, giving voters who tune in a chance to see and compare the …


  • Minnick ad highlights his record against his own party

    BOISE – Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick has launched his first television commercial of the campaign season, while his Republican challenger, Raul Labrador, still hasn’t hit the airwaves. Minnick’s ad, the …


  • GOP ad puts Minnick front and center

    BOISE – Democratic U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick is featured in a new political ad, but it’s not from who you might expect. A new Republican National Committee Web video features …


  • Eye on Boise: Holiday travel expected to go up despite gas prices

    BOISE – Idaho’s average gas price is now $2.99 per gallon, up four cents in the past three weeks and 31 cents above the national average of $2.68, according to …


  • AAA: Washington gas prices up 14 cents over year

    The AAA auto club says drivers hitting the road this Labor Day weekend in Washington will find gasoline prices 14 cents a gallon higher than they were this time last …


  • Republican Party redirects Labrador staffers

    BOISE – U.S. House hopeful Raul Labrador hasn’t exactly gotten the help that the Idaho Republican Party promised in June when it announced the hiring of two full-time staffers to …


  • Minnick’s lead widening, Otter’s shrinking, poll says

    BOISE – With the campaign in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District hitting full swing, a new poll out from an independent pollster shows incumbent Walt Minnick with a 23.3-point lead over …


  • Minnick first Democrat as tax ‘hero’ since 2006

    BOISE – Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick is the first Democrat since 2006 to be named a “Taxpayer Hero” by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, a group that decries …


  • Labrador now a GOP ‘Young Gun’

    BOISE – Idaho GOP congressional candidate Raul Labrador has ended an awkward dance with the National Republican Congressional Committee by agreeing to join its “Young Guns” candidate recruitment program, after …


  • Walt Minnick receives builders’ support

    BOISE – A building industry group has endorsed U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick in his bid for a second term, saying Idaho’s lone Democrat in Congress has proven himself to be …


  • Minnick praise from IACI rare for Idaho Democrat

    BOISE – The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, an influential lobby group for big Idaho businesses, held its annual conference last week in McCall, and it was kicked off …


  • Campaigns adjust to Labrador upset

    BOISE – Democratic U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick’s campaign has spent months and money preparing to square off against Republican Vaughn Ward. They even tracked the Marine reservist’s every step along …


  • ‘Blue dog’ Minnick ready to take on Labrador

    BOISE - As the 1st District Congressional race shapes up for November, incumbent Congressman Walt Minnick is launching his re-election campaign. Minnick, a conservative “blue dog” Democrat, faces Republican Raul …


  • Labrador wins GOP nomination in Idaho

    State lawmaker Raul Labrador has won the Republican nomination for North Idaho’s seat in Congress, pulling a primary upset over rival Vaughn Ward as Idaho voters held a typically low-turnout …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • Raul Labrador eyes more nuclear power

    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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Arizona law casts shadow over Idaho House race

    Arizona’s law targeting undocumented immigrants is casting a shadow on an Idaho U.S. House race, with Republican candidate Raul Labrador saying today the federal government should send the military to …

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