Stories tagged: Idaho elections
Thu., Dec. 10, 2009, 5:36 p.m.
Keith Allred to run against Idaho Gov. Otter
A respected non-partisan citizen activist, former Harvard professor and trained mediator stunned Idaho’s political establishment Thursday by filing to run against GOP Gov. Butch Otter as a Democrat.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2009
Labrador seeking seat in Congress
State Rep. Raul Labrador entered the GOP primary contest for a chance to challenge Idaho’s Democratic 1st District Congressman Walt Minnick on Monday, even as a fellow Republican lawmaker urged …
Mon., Dec. 7, 2009, 5:32 p.m.
Labrador enters Idaho’s 1st CD race
State Rep. Raul Labrador entered the GOP primary contest for a chance to challenge Idaho’s Democratic 1st District Congressman Walt Minnick today, even as a fellow Republican lawmaker urged him …
Sun., Dec. 6, 2009
Context makes Minnick’s ad look awfully political
BOISE – The TV commercial features images of women over 40, transforming into a large pink ribbon that fills the screen. “185,000. That’s the estimated number of women who will …
Sun., Nov. 29, 2009
Simpson welcoming all primary Republicans
BOISE – 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson says he hasn’t endorsed a candidate in the Republican primary for Idaho’s 1st District congressional seat, though his name appears along with those …
Wed., Nov. 11, 2009
Roberts out of congressional race
BOISE – One Republican state lawmaker pulled out of Idaho’s contested 1st District congressional race Tuesday while another jumped in. The turmoil on the GOP side came as the incumbent, …
Tue., Nov. 10, 2009, 10:13 a.m.
GOP hopeful withdraws from Idaho 1st CD race
Idaho state Rep. Ken Roberts announced this morning that he’s withdrawing from the 1st District congressional race, in which he was vying for the GOP nomination for a chance to …
Tue., Nov. 10, 2009
Bill would target Electoral College
BOISE – After Washington this year became the fifth state to endorse a big change in how the nation elects presidents – letting whoever wins the popular vote take the …
Sun., Nov. 8, 2009
Nonpartisan Idaho races get scrutiny
BOISE – Idaho’s elections last week were all officially nonpartisan city races, but there’s growing statewide debate about what role – if any – political parties should play in those …
Sun., Nov. 8, 2009
Voters league gets behind permanent absentee status
BOISE – The Idaho League of Women Voters has endorsed an initiative petition to let Idahoans request permanent absentee ballot status, rather than have to request an absentee ballot every …
Sat., Nov. 7, 2009, 3:39 p.m.
Idaho: Partisanship growing in local elections
Idaho’s elections last week were all officially non-partisan city races, but there’s growing statewide debate about what role - if any - political parties should play in those contests.
Wed., Nov. 4, 2009
Idaho state legislator says he made spending ‘boo-boo’
BOISE – Idaho state Sen. Mike Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, says he “made a boo-boo” when he violated state campaign finance laws by spending more than $1,090 to run an ad …
Thu., Oct. 29, 2009
Distance no deterrent for Senate candidate
BOISE – When Idaho’s senior senator, Mike Crapo, last sought re-election, he made history by drawing no challenger on the ballot, just a write-in. This time, Crapo has drawn a …
Wed., Oct. 28, 2009, 8:54 p.m.
New Yorker seeks Idaho Senate seat
When Idaho’s senior senator, Mike Crapo, last sought re-election, he made history by drawing no challenger on the ballot, just a write-in. This time, Crapo has drawn a Democratic challenger …
Sun., Sept. 20, 2009
Race for Congress heats up
BOISE – Vaughn Ward, a decorated Iraq war veteran and former McCain-Palin campaign official, and Ken Roberts, Idaho House majority caucus chairman from Donnelly, are announcing dueling endorsements in their …
Sat., Sept. 5, 2009
Judge sets trial on Idaho primaries
BOISE – A federal judge had a message Friday for the Idaho Republican Party, which claims Idaho’s open primary election system violates its constitutional rights: Prove it. U.S. District Judge …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2009, 2:50 p.m.
Judge to Idaho GOP on ‘crossover’ voting in primaries: Prove it
A federal judge had a message Friday for the Idaho Republican Party, which claims Idaho’s open primary election system violates its constitutional rights: Prove it.
Wed., Sept. 2, 2009
Now he’s a target, hopeful asserts
BOISE – A defiant Rex Rammell, still refusing to apologize Tuesday for his joking remarks about buying hunting tags to shoot President Barack Obama, accused top Idaho Republican leaders of …
Sat., Aug. 29, 2009
Quiet Palin just writing, campaigning father says
CALDWELL, Idaho – While the national media wonder what Sarah Palin’s doing and what she’ll do next, she’s holed up working on her book, her father said Friday. “Sarah’s been …
Fri., Aug. 28, 2009, 3:28 p.m.
Palin kin hit campaign trail in Idaho
CALDWELL, Idaho – While the national media wonders what Sarah Palin’s doing and what she’ll do next, she’s holed up working on her book, her dad said today.
Sat., Aug. 22, 2009
Mail ballot drive OK’d
BOISE – Backers of a voter initiative to let Idahoans put in permanent absentee ballot requests, rather than having to file a new request every election, are trying something unorthodox: …
Sat., Aug. 15, 2009
Speaker to lead Roberts campaign
BOISE – A GOP state lawmaker running for Congress now has Idaho’s speaker of the House as his campaign chairman. Rep. Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, said he’s gearing up his run …
Fri., Aug. 14, 2009, 1:51 p.m.
Idaho race gears up as Republicans vie to take on Minnick
A GOP state lawmaker who’s running for Congress now has Idaho’s speaker of the House, Lawerence Denney, as his campaign chairman. Rep. Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, says he’s gearing up his …
Sun., Aug. 2, 2009
Self-fending governors pick up slack, the phone
BOISE – One of my favorite Idaho reporting anecdotes is about the time I called then-Gov. Phil Batt’s press secretary, Amy Kleiner, and a voice that clearly wasn’t Amy’s answered, …
Wed., July 29, 2009
Clock ticks in Idaho’s race for governor
BOISE – Idaho has a half dozen lesser-known candidates out stumping for governor, but no word yet from the two major parties – including that of Gov. Butch Otter – …
Tue., July 28, 2009, 5:42 p.m.
Major parties mum in Idaho governor’s race
BOISE – Idaho has a half dozen lesser-known candidates out stumping for governor, but no word yet from the two major parties – including that of incumbent Gov. Butch Otter …
Sun., July 26, 2009
Governor’s office attracts some of the usual suspects
BOISE – Although neither the incumbent governor, Butch Otter, nor a major Democratic challenger has yet announced, the 2010 Idaho governor’s race is shaping up with a plethora of candidates. …
Sun., July 19, 2009
Best ideas for region homegrown, Otter says
BOISE – In his keynote speech this past week at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region’s big annual conference in Boise, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter had some sharp words for the …
Sun., June 28, 2009
Otter, Obama score low in Idaho favorability poll
BOISE - Idahoans are much more favorable in their views of all four members of their congressional delegation than they are unfavorable, according to a new Idaho poll, but they’re …
Sat., May 23, 2009
Post-holiday election cast off
BOISE – Post-Memorial Day holiday checklist: Get the kids back to school, recover from the long weekend, pack up the gear – and go vote? Idaho has held its primary …