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  • Otter ad rebuts Balukoff’s CCA claims

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has launched a new TV ad striking back at Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff and defending Otter’s handling of a private-prison scandal. It’s the first …


  • Balukoff targets Otter connections to prison scandal in ad

    BOISE – The gloves have come off in Idaho’s governor’s race, with Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff launching a hard-hitting new ad faulting GOP Gov. Butch Otter’s handling of a scandal …


  • GOP governors group buys Balukoff attack ads

    BOISE – The Republican Governors Association launched an attack ad in Idaho on Wednesday against A.J. Balukoff, the Democratic candidate for governor, decrying him as “a typical politician” and “wrong …


  • Boise teachers tout Democrat Balukoff’s impact on Boise school board

    BOISE – The latest TV commercial in Idaho’s governor’s race comes from Democratic candidate A.J. Balukoff and features a Boise teacher talking about his record as leader of the Boise …


  • Campaign ad attributes Idaho’s recovering economy to Otter

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s latest campaign commercial features a real estate broker crediting the GOP governor with turning around the state’s economy and looking out for “all industries.” …


  • Otter campaign ad’s rosy outlook chooses stats carefully

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s new campaign commercial claims the state’s economy is “on a roll” thanks to his leadership, citing several measures. But overall, Idaho’s economy, while growing, …


  • Idaho business group lashes Otter challenger in ad

    BOISE – The harshest political ad on the air in Idaho’s governor’s race goes after Democratic candidate A.J. Balukoff, branding him a “liberal” and attempting to tie him to President …


  • Balukoff campaign airing second TV ad

    BOISE – The newest TV ad to surface in Idaho’s gubernatorial campaign this year is a second one from Democrat A.J. Balukoff, themed around the historic Oregon Trail wagon ruts …


  • GOP governor candidates in Idaho air ads focused on health care act

    BOISE – Both Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and his Republican challenger, state Sen. Russ Fulcher, have launched new TV commercials in the final days leading up to Tuesday’s primary election, …


  • Gov. Butch Otter launches TV campaign commercial

    BOISE – About a week out from the primary election, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has launched his first TV campaign commercial, showing him in a cowboy hat, riding a horse, …


  • Otter appears in pro-reform ad

    BOISE – The latest campaign ad in Idaho’s school reform fight features Gov. Butch Otter endorsing Propositions 1, 2 and 3 in a positive, feel-good message. “Education in Idaho is …


  • Otter steps forward in latest school reform ad

    The latest campaign ad in Idaho’s school reform fight features Gov. Butch Otter endorsing Propositions 1, 2 and 3 in a positive, feel-good message.


  • Ad charges school reform laws hamper teachers

    The latest campaign commercial opposing Idaho’s school reform ballot measures draws on a variety of criticisms of the measures to suggest they hamper teachers in doing their jobs. “We want …


  • Pro-Proposition 1, 2, 3 ad uses Romney anti-teachers union quote

    BOISE – A new TV commercial in Idaho’s school reform fight makes it appear that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in on Idaho’s ballot propositions. The commercial uses …


  • Numbers correct, cause unclear in ad opposing Idaho Props 1, 2 and 3

    BOISE – The latest TV campaign commercial from opponents of Idaho’s school reform propositions focuses on the number of Idaho teachers who have left the profession since the laws passed …


  • Ad Watch: Minnick says Labrador helped alien flee charges

    Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick has come out with another hard-hitting new campaign ad about GOP rival Raul Labrador, this one focusing on a federal drug case involving an illegal immigrant …


  • Ad Watch: Minnick hits Labrador on vets plate bill

    Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick has launched a new TV ad that repeats his earlier criticisms of GOP rival Raul Labrador, plus adds a new one: That Labrador “dishonored Idaho’s veterans …


  • Ad Watch: Idaho guv touts scholarship despite cuts

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s latest campaign ad touts the Opportunity Scholarship Fund, which he says helps Idaho students in the current “tough economic times,” but doesn’t mention that no new …


  • Ad Watch: Anti-Minnick ad makes false claim

    A new independent ad against Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick that’s airing in Idaho makes a false claim that Minnick voted in favor of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the …


  • Ad Watch: Allred blames Otter for economy

    A new campaign commercial from Keith Allred, the Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, blames GOP Gov. Butch Otter for the state of Idaho’s economy, saying Otter “focused on helping …


  • Labrador ad tries to tie Minnick, Pelosi

    Idaho GOP congressional hopeful Raul Labrador on Tuesday launched a TV ad trying to portray Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick as a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President …


  • Risch’s Romney ad aims at LDS

    BOISE – Idaho Senate candidate Jim Risch is airing two campaign commercials just before the election – but one’s not running in North Idaho. That ad, featuring former GOP presidential …


  • Minnick aide calls Sali ad claims ‘absurd’

    BOISE – Idaho Rep. Bill Sali has a new campaign ad out charging that one of his rival’s “priorities is health insurance for illegal aliens,” a claim his opponent’s campaign …


  • Sali spokesman disputes ‘flock’ ad claims

    BOISE – The latest campaign ad by an outside group targeting an Idaho race features an image of GOP Rep. Bill Sali with a bunch of sheep and charges he’s …


  • Sali, Minnick release new round of ads

    BOISE – Several political commercials came out last week in the hot race for North Idaho’s seat in Congress, adding charges and countercharges to the mix that voters must process …

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