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  • Idaho candidate pushes tax-paying pledge

    Former Idaho Sen. Mike Jorgenson, who’s running again for the Senate seat he lost two years ago to an ally of tax-protesting Rep. Phil Hart, has signed and sent to …


  • Winner will be a Republican

    It’s winner-take-office for the Kootenai County Commission candidates in the May 15 primary. There are no Democrats or third-party candidates vying for the office that oversees a wide variety of …


  • Republican newcomers vying for CdA seat

    With fourth-term Republican Rep. Marge Chadderdon of Coeur d’Alene stepping down, the only contested race in the primary for Idaho’s legislative District 4 this year is between the two young …


  • Idaho’s District 3 drawing challenges in GOP

    For the last two elections, one North Idaho legislative district saw few contested races, as popular incumbents were repeatedly re-elected. This year is different, with fourth-term Republican Rep. Frank Henderson …


  • Labrador way ahead in campaign cash

    North Idaho’s freshman GOP congressman Raul Labrador has geared up his re-election campaign, according to the latest campaign finance reports, while his prospective opponents haven’t. Labrador’s pulling in PAC money …


  • Labrador gears up campaign, rivals lag

    North Idaho’s freshman GOP congressman Raul Labrador has geared up his re-election campaign, according to the latest campaign finance reports, while his prospective opponents haven’t. Labrador’s pulling in PAC money …


  • Republicans vying for Ahern’s seat

    A pair of Republicans will compete against a former Democratic legislator for a newly open seat in the state House in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District. Larry Keller, the superintendent of …


  • McMorris Rodgers could balance Republican ticket

    Being mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate is something like being nominated for an Oscar or an Emmy: One should sound flattered, but not too confident of being the …


  • Idaho Democrats to caucus Saturday

    Idaho Democrats will caucus on Saturday morning to select their presidential delegates, and they’re inviting folks to join them at the gatherings in each Idaho county. In Kootenai County, the …


  • Democratic caucuses cover issues large, small

    With the hotly contested race for the Republican presidential nomination dominating headlines for months, Washington voters might assume there’s nothing for Democrats to do this spring. They’d be wrong.


  • Councilwoman seeks to unseat state Senate majority leader

    The Democratic majority leader of the Washington Senate is facing her first reelection challenge by an opponent with a winning campaign history. Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin, a Republican, launched …


  • Measure 1 campaign pulls McLaughlin ad

    The campaign to extend taxes to pay for the expansion of the Spokane Convention Center and Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena has pulled a TV ad featuring Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy …


  • Bipartisanship in Congress sadly lacking, Labrador says

    BOISE – Idaho congressman Raul Labrador issued a call for bipartisanship Tuesday, saying the politics in Washington, D.C., are too tainted by partisan rifts. Labrador told the Idaho House and …


  • Labrador: Duty ‘transcends party affiliation’ in Idaho Legislature

    Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador issued a call for bipartisanship today, saying the politics in Washington, D.C. are too tainted by partisan rifts.


  • Hart to have five challengers

    In Idaho’s upcoming elections, North Idaho’s most Republican legislative district will have a Democratic challenger vying for every seat. No Democrat has run for the Legislature in the district since …


  • Many seek North Idaho legislative seats, including Hart’s

    In Idaho’s upcoming elections, North Idaho’s most-Republican legislative district will have a Democratic challenger vying for every seat.


  • Kootenai County picks Santorum

    It was before 10 p.m. when it became clear that Kootenai County’s votes didn’t matter in Tuesday’s Idaho Republican caucus.


  • Big turnout, little agreement on candidates at GOP caucuses

    A couple of decades after voting for independent presidential candidate Ross Perot, Greg Keller regrets the choice. Keller was one of nine participants in his precinct caucus Saturday morning at …


  • Romney takes caucuses handily

    Mitt Romney gained a symbolic victory in Washington on Saturday, pulling down the most votes at the state’s Republican precinct caucuses. Symbolic in the sense that he can claim another …


  • Eye on Boise: Legislative races shaping up; Rammell files to run

    BOISE – Bombastic former gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell has filed to run for the Legislature against freshman Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton, and that’s just the start of the election news. …


  • Romney wins Washington straw poll

    Mitt Romney finished in the straw poll of Republicans attending their precinct caucuses Saturday. Ron Paul and Rick Santorum battled for the number two spot and Newt Gingrich was a …


  • GOP turn out in force for local caucuses

    A couple of decades after voting for independent presidential candidate Ross Perot, Greg Keller regrets the choice. Keller was one of nine participants in his precinct caucus Saturday morning at …


  • Paul decries government ‘busybodies’

    Ron Paul, making a return visit to Spokane in advance of today’s Republican precinct caucuses, showed again Friday that he continues to enjoy strong support across the Inland Northwest. Paul …


  • Santorum asks Spokane Valley crowd to ‘speak conservatively’

    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum appealed to Washingtonians to “reset” the presidential race on Saturday just in time for Super Tuesday.


  • State caucuses to set tone for Super Tuesday vote

    With the primaries in Arizona and Michigan history, the focus on the race to capture the Republican presidential nomination turns to Washington, and its position could be crucial. That’s because …


  • Spin Control: Nethercutt weighs in on presidential candidates

    With presidential candidates making their quadrennial stops in the Inland Northwest ahead of the caucuses, Republican voters might be wondering how to pick among the four remaining candidates. After all, …


  • Paul revs up receptive crowd

    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul may not have won a state primary yet, but he remains a favorite to win Spokane County. A standing-room-only crowd of about 2,300 shouted their …


  • GOP candidates put Northwest on campaign tours

    Like many presidential election years, the Inland Northwest is becoming a stop on the campaign trail as the Washington and Idaho caucuses approach. Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will be …


  • Santorum touts electability to crowd of 600 in Idaho

    Rick Santorum on Tuesday became the first presidential candidate to visit the Inland Northwest, just as national polls showed him at the top of the Republican field. In response to …


  • Labrador launches re-election campaign

    BOISE – Idaho congressman Raul Labrador launched his re-election bid Monday, flanked by more than 30 state lawmakers and a bevy of the state’s top GOP elected officials, declaring, “Washington …

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