Stories tagged: ad watch
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
Eye on Boise: Record suggests Risch could surprise
What might Idaho Sen. Jim Risch be like as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, one of the most powerful committees in Congress? Jim Weatherby, BSU professor emeritus and …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
AdWatch: Idaho governor candidate makes big promise to cut ‘wasteful’ state budget
Tommy Ahlquist, one of the GOP candidates for governor of Idaho in 2018, launched a new TV ad on Wednesday promising to cut $100 million from the state budget in …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 2:30 a.m.
Eye on Boise: It’s already Ad-Watch time in 2018 Idaho governor race
It’s pretty much unheard-of for statewide TV ads in an Idaho governor’s race to begin airing more than a year before the primary election, but that’s what’s happening.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
AdWatch: Crapo’s final ad tries to stir voters to turn out
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has launched his final campaign commercial of the season, focusing on stirring images and broad themes to stress the importance of the upcoming election.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
AdWatch: Piotrowski takes Idaho Rep. Labrador to task on everything from votes to two paid cars
James Piotrowski, the Democratic challenger to 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, is airing a hard-hitting new TV ad that takes Labrador to task on everything from his voting record …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: McAlister outraises Scott in N. Idaho race
The latest campaign finance reports from the race between Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, and Democratic challenger Kate McAlister of Sandpoint show McAlister out-raising the outspoken first-term incumbent. McAlister, president of …
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Ad Watch: Crapo, Sturgill launch new campaign ads on night of presidential debate
As a record TV audience tuned in for the first presidential debate this week, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and his Democratic challenger, Jerry Sturgill, both launched new TV campaign commercials.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
Ad Watch: Crapo’s federal-debt ad is first of campaign season in Idaho
“This is Idaho,” proclaims Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s new political campaign commercial, as it touts his advocacy for balancing the federal budget and reining in the national debt. The ad …
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014
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 …
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
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 …
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
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 …
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014
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 …
Wed., Sept. 24, 2014
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.” …
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014
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, …
Wed., Sept. 3, 2014
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 …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
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 …
Sat., May 17, 2014
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, …
Fri., May 9, 2014
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, …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2012
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 …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2012, 10:04 a.m.
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.
Mon., Oct. 29, 2012, 3:16 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2012
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 …
Fri., Oct. 26, 2012
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 …
Thu., Oct. 28, 2010, 2:47 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 27, 2010, 4:34 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 26, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 26, 2010, 9:32 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 20, 2010, 5:01 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010, 4:18 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Nov. 1, 2008
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 …