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  • Rammell will return with more green

    BOISE – Independent U.S. Senate candidate Rex Rammell’s largely self-funded campaign turned out not to be as rich as it initially appeared. “I really failed in the money department,” Rammell …


  • Minnick victory gives Idaho a Democrat in D.C.

    BOISE – Idaho’s congressional delegation will go from 100 percent to 75 percent Republican when Walt Minnick, a Democrat, takes office in January as North Idaho’s new congressman. But Minnick, …


  • 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 …


  • Check voter registration on Web site

    BOISE – Idaho’s Secretary of State is urging all Idahoans to vote – and they don’t even have to have been registered in advance. With the state’s same-day registration law, …


  • Senate hopefuls differ on health care

    BOISE – Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden traveled Thursday to Idaho to tout his bipartisan health care reform legislation and campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Larry LaRocco. Wyden and LaRocco presided …


  • Best to view latest ads warily, expert warns

    BOISE – In the final days before the election, three new campaign commercials are airing in Idaho’s hot 1st District congressional race. They include one from each of the candidates, …


  • Democrats defend anti-Sali flier

    BOISE – The Idaho Democratic Party is defending a campaign flier it mailed throughout Idaho’s 1st Congressional District that clearly shows the Social Security numbers of Rep. Bill Sali and …


  • Candidates address military service

    MERIDIAN, Idaho – Pressed by two of his opponents to explain why he never served in the military, GOP Senate candidate Jim Risch, Idaho’s current lieutenant governor, said Tuesday that …


  • Sali, Minnick encounter filing snags

    BOISE – Idaho Rep. Bill Sali has run into more problems with his Federal Election Commission campaign finance filings. The freshman congressman’s campaign says the issue will be resolved. Meanwhile, …


  • Idaho students favor Obama in mock election

    BOISE – Idaho high school seniors who participated in a statewide mock election picked Democrat Barack Obama to be the next president of the United States. In other results that …


  • 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 …


  • Site lists additional funding reports

    BOISE – There’s another lively legislative race going on in North Idaho that wasn’t initially apparent from the campaign finance reports. The reason: The report for Democratic candidate Tamara Lee …


  • Senate hopefuls rip absent Risch

    BOISE – Four of the candidates for Idaho’s open U.S. Senate seat ripped into the absent fifth, GOP candidate Jim Risch, as they debated Thursday on live TV. “I would …


  • Organization says anti-Minnick ad misused its survey

    BOISE – A new campaign commercial targeting Idaho Democratic congressional candidate Walt Minnick has angered a nonpartisan organization that says its candidate survey is misused in the ad. “That’s pretty …


  • 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 …


  • Senate candidates lively

    BOISE – The two major-party candidates for Larry Craig’s Senate seat split on the idea of a second economic stimulus package in a debate Tuesday night. “Pretty soon you’re going …


  • Nader hits Obama, McCain; calls for tax on derivatives

    BOISE – Consumer advocate Ralph Nader brought his independent presidential campaign to Idaho on Tuesday, sharply criticizing both major party candidates as beholden to corporate interests and calling for a …


  • Idaho Senate debate lively

    BOISE – The two major-party candidates for Larry Craig’s Senate seat split on the idea of a second economic stimulus package in a debate Tuesday night. “Pretty soon you’re going …


  • Nader blasts candidates, calls for derivatives tax

    BOISE – Consumer advocate Ralph Nader brought his independent presidential campaign to Idaho on Tuesday, sharply criticizing both major party candidates as beholden to corporate interests and calling for a …


  • Ads blast Risch Social Security, tax policies

    BOISE – Democratic Idaho Senate candidate Larry LaRocco has two new TV ads out criticizing Republican rival Jim Risch on Social Security and taxes. While the ads aren’t technically inaccurate, …


  • In Idaho’s 1st District, race goes down to wire

    BOISE – When an outspoken conservative goes up against a centrist Republican-turned-Democrat, the result is what Idaho is seeing now: a hot race for North Idaho’s seat in Congress. Freshman …


  • In Idaho’s 1st Distrct, race goes down to wire

    BOISE – When an outspoken conservative goes up against a centrist Republican-turned-Democrat, the result is what Idaho is seeing now: a hot race for North Idaho’s seat in Congress. Freshman …


  • Candidate finance reports out

    BOISE – Campaign finance reports are out in legislative races, and a few North Idaho races have seen heavy fundraising. Topping the list is the third-time rematch between Rep. Eric …


  • Sali aide says misleading ad will be changed

    BOISE – A campaign commercial that U.S. Rep. Bill Sali, R-Idaho, has been running since last week attacking Democratic challenger Walt Minnick incorrectly cites a 1993 lawsuit as evidence that …


  • 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 …


  • Candidates face off for 3rd time

    It’s a third-time rematch: Steve Elgar, who lost to Idaho state Rep. Eric Anderson by only a fraction of a percentage point two years ago after a narrow loss in …


  • Commercials show different sides of Risch

    BOISE – Two new political commercials are airing across Idaho in the race for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Larry Craig. Both come from GOP candidate Jim Risch, …


  • Eskridge, Hollingsworth vie for House Seat 1B

    Four-term Idaho state Rep. George Eskridge has focused on energy, veterans issues, property tax relief and the state budget since he began making the annual trip to Boise to represent …


  • Train travel could be moving south

    BOISE – The nation’s passenger rail service now serves only one city in Idaho – Sandpoint. The entire southern portion of the state has been without Amtrak service ever since …


  • Bailout split voting surprising

    BOISE – It seems that politics makes for odd allies. Debbie Holmes, the Democrat running against 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson, points out an odd note in the concern this …

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