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  • Inslee, McKenna split on gay marriage

    Gay marriage in Washington state is all but certain to be decided by voters in November, but the state’s gubernatorial candidates will be offsetting each other’s votes on whether to …


  • Romney/Paul split weighing on county GOP

    A battle for control of the Spokane County Republican Party is being waged at the neighborhood level in the August primary. Competing factions of conservative Republicans are vying for the …


  • GOP hopes to oust Roskelley from ballot

    The Spokane County Republican Party plans to go to court today to try knocking Democrat John Roskelley off the primary ballot. The county GOP filed a challenge to Roskelley’s current …


  • Eked-out win teaches Idaho Democrat a lesson

    BOISE – A Democratic candidate for Congress in Idaho says he’s learned a lesson, after he didn’t actively campaign during his primary race and ended up with only a 5 …


  • Candidate who kept campaign quiet nearly lost

    A Democratic candidate for Congress in Idaho says he’s learned a lesson, after he didn’t actively campaign during his primary race and ended up with only a five percentage point …


  • Spokane GOP challenges Roskelley candidacy

    Spokane County Republicans challenge Roskelley’s “residence.” He says it’s just politics.


  • Primary filing ends with crowded ballot

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s primary ballot got longer and more interesting before elections offices closed for filing Friday afternoon. Spokane-area ballots will have nine candidates for governor, eight for U.S. Senate, …


  • Primary voters oust Hart

    BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s legislative career appears done. Hart was defeated in a four-way Republican primary Tuesday, according to unofficial results, edged out by Ed Morse, …


  • Idaho voters spurn tax-protesting lawmaker

    Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s legislative career will end this year, Idaho voters decided on Tuesday.


  • Idaho primary emotions eclipse low turnout

    Idaho’s inaugural closed primary election Tuesday turned into a nasty internal squabble for the state’s dominant Republican Party, as GOP leaders, factions and interest groups turned on each other in …


  • Today’s vote a first for Idaho

    Idaho voters go to the polls today for the first election under the state’s new closed-primary system. That means for the first time, Idaho voters must register by party. And …


  • Idaho voters head to the polls Tuesday

    Idaho voters go to the polls Tuesday - they’re open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - for the first election under the state’s new closed-primary system.


  • Eye on Boise: GunPAC’s targets curiously chosen

    BOISE – Among the weirdest things that emerged from campaign finance reports in Idaho this week – which showed that House Republican leaders were funneling money from their leadership PAC …


  • For candidates, it’s time to be official

    Everyone thinking about running for political office this year, take note: You have less than a week to make up your mind. Everyone talking about running and acting like they’re …


  • Labor Council backs Riccelli without seeking views of other Democrats in House race

    Candidates haven’t even officially signed up to run for office, but the contest for a state House seat representing central Spokane is heating up. The race for the seat held …


  • North Idaho candidates file campaign finance paperwork

    BOISE – In the hard-fought GOP primary races in North Idaho’s Legislative District 2, campaign finance reports show that challengers have outraised two of the three incumbents, including tax-protesting Rep. …


  • Two Idaho legislative challengers outraise incumbents

    In the hard-fought GOP primary races in North Idaho’s legislative District 2, campaign finance reports show that challengers have out-raised two of the three incumbents, including tax-protesting Rep. Phil Hart.


  • Avista gives cash to oust two N. Idaho incumbents

    BOISE – Avista Corp. is spending thousands of dollars trying to unseat two longtime North Idaho legislators, throwing its support behind tea party-backed challengers in next week’s Republican primary. Being …


  • Sen. Brown was financially ready for campaign

    State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown perhaps was too prepared for her re-election bid. She already had ordered her campaign signs when she made the surprise announcement last week that …


  • Avista wants two North Idaho lawmakers replaced

    Avista Corp. is spending thousands of dollars trying to unseat two longtime North Idaho legislators, throwing its support behind tea party backed challengers in next week’s Republican primary.


  • Primary rivalry heats up in GOP

    BOISE - With Idaho’s first closed GOP primary just a week away, Idaho Republicans are turning on each other with a ferocity unseen in decades. Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday …


  • Idaho Republicans turn on one another

    With Idaho’s first closed GOP primary just a week away, Idaho Republicans are turning on each other with a ferocity unseen in decades. Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday revealed everything …


  • Low vote turnout in Idaho feared

    Much is at stake in Idaho’s May 15 primary election, from hotly contested county races to every seat in the Legislature. Because Republicans so completely dominate state politics, many of …


  • Snyder, Waite enter field for House seat

    The scramble is on for a state House seat in central Spokane, part of the fallout of Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown’s surprise decision not to seek re-election. Brown said …


  • Two vie in race for Kootenai prosecutor

    When elected in 2008, Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh took over an office with a public black eye suffered after two sexually charged email scandals, internal strife, allegations of sexual …


  • Nonini donates to Cameron challenger

    BOISE – State Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, who’s running for the Idaho Senate, has made a last-minute, $1,000 campaign donation through his political action committee to the primary election …


  • Nonini backs rival to 11-term fellow GOP lawmaker

    Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, who’s running for the Idaho Senate, has made a last-minute $1,000 campaign donation through his PAC to the primary election challenger of the sitting chairman …


  • New district gets state-funded mailing

    Kris Sabo, of Sagle, was surprised when an official state-funded letter arrived in the mail from Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, talking about Nuxoll’s record and thanking supporters as she …


  • Idaho senator sends state-funded letter to new district

    Kris Sabo of Sagle was surprised when an official state-funded letter arrived in the mail from Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, talking about Nuxoll’s record and thanking supporters as she …


  • Idaho Senate hopeful touts ethics pledge

    Politics are heating up in North Idaho. Former state Sen. Mike Jorgenson, who’s running for the Senate seat he lost two years ago to an ally of tax-protesting Rep. Phil …

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