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  • Otter shifts stand on 17th Amendment repeal

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter declared during a political debate today that he doesn’t favor repeal of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - though he’s been sharply critical of …


  • Minnick launches first TV campaign ad of race

    Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick has launched his first television commercial of the campaign season, while his Republican challenger, Raul Labrador, still hasn’t been able to hit the airwaves.


  • Labrador joins GOP’s ‘Young Guns’ after all

    Idaho GOP congressional candidate Raul Labrador has ended an awkward dance with the National Republican Congressional Committee by agreeing to join its “Young Guns” candidate recruitment program, after refusing earlier.


  • Groups fined over ads against judge

    BOISE – Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa has announced fines against two groups that launched last-minute campaign attacks against an Idaho Supreme Court candidate without following the disclosure requirements …


  • Idaho fines two campaign attack groups

    Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa has announced fines against two groups that launched last-minute campaign attacks against an Idaho Supreme Court candidate without following the disclosure requirements of the …


  • GOP hires two staffers for Labrador

    BOISE – The Idaho Republican Party is hiring two full-time staff members to campaign on behalf of newly nominated GOP congressional candidate Raul Labrador, who’s challenging 1st District Democratic Congressman …


  • ‘Blue dog’ Minnick ready to take on Labrador

    BOISE - As the 1st District Congressional race shapes up for November, incumbent Congressman Walt Minnick is launching his re-election campaign. Minnick, a conservative “blue dog” Democrat, faces Republican Raul …


  • Election shakes status quo for Idaho GOP

    BOISE – A primary election has caused havoc in Idaho’s Republican Party, with everything from tea party activism to social media hijinks contributing to such surprising results as the defeat …


  • Primary shakes up Idaho Republican Party

    A low-turnout primary election has caused havoc in Idaho’s Republican Party, with everything from Tea Party activism to social media hijinks contributing to such surprising results as the defeat of …


  • Labrador leads Ward in Republican primary

    A contentious race for the GOP nomination for North Idaho’s seat in Congress went down to the wire Tuesday night, as Idaho voters held a typically low-turnout primary election with …


  • Group stages last-minute attack in Idaho race

    BOISE – An unregistered group calling itself Idaho Citizens for Justice launched a last-minute campaign attack against an Idaho Supreme Court challenger over the weekend, in the final days before …


  • Last-minute attack targets Idaho court candidate

    An unregistered group calling itself “Idaho Citizens for Justice” launched a last-minute campaign attack against an Idaho Supreme Court challenger over the weekend, in the final days before Tuesday’s Idaho’s …


  • Otter tries to swim above diverse gubernatorial pool

    BOISE - Butch Otter is among Idaho’s most-elected politicians, having served 14 years as lieutenant governor and three terms in Congress before being elected governor four years ago. But the …


  • Palin aids Ward, riffs on wardrobe

    BOISE – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had harsh words for the “lamestream media” and the liberal left as she gave an enthusiastic speech rallying voters for GOP congressional candidate …


  • Palin bashes media, stumps for Ward in Boise

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had harsh words for the “lamestream media” and the liberal left as she gave an enthusiastic speech rallying voters for GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward …


  • Vaughn Ward’s originality woes recur

    BOISE – Idaho GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward posted three new position statements on his website Tuesday morning – and portions of one of them, on the war in Iraq, …


  • GOP challengers bash Butch Otter

    BOISE – Two of Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s primary election challengers lashed out at him Tuesday night, while Otter declined to participate in the debate aired live statewide on Idaho …


  • Candidate’s words again match another website

    Idaho GOP Congressional candidate Vaughn Ward posted three new position statements on his website Tuesday morning – and portions of one of them, on the war in Iraq, matched nearly …


  • Justice clarifies status of Idaho schools case

    BOISE – Idaho Supreme Court Justice Roger Burdick now says he misspoke when he said in a televised campaign debate that Idaho’s long-standing school funding lawsuit isn’t over. “That was …


  • Justice speaks out on Idaho schools case

    Idaho Supreme Court Justice Roger Burdick now says he misspoke when he said in a televised campaign debate that Idaho’s long-standing school funding lawsuit isn’t over. “That was a misstatement,” …


  • Idaho candidates not so far apart

    BOISE – Vaughn Ward and Raul Labrador, who are vying for the GOP nomination for Idaho’s 1st District congressional seat, have much in common, though they’re locked in a contentious …


  • Court contender keeps ho-hum election interesting

    BOISE - Idaho’s May 25 election is not just the primary election - it’s also the final say on the nonpartisan race for the Idaho Supreme Court and an array …


  • Ward shakes up staff day after website report

    BOISE – Idaho congressional candidate Vaughn Ward’s campaign stopped taking calls Friday and part of his campaign website remained shut down as his campaign manager, Ryan O’Barto, resigned and Ward …


  • Big shake-up for Ward campaign

    Idaho congressional candidate Vaughn Ward’s campaign stopped taking calls Friday and part of his campaign website remained shut down as his campaign manager, Ryan O’Barto, resigned and Ward announced he …


  • Ward’s statements have familiar ring

    BOISE – Five of the 10 position statements Idaho congressional candidate Vaughn Ward has touted as his own on a campaign website are word-for-word identical to statements on other candidates’ …


  • Ward’s position statements cribbed from other websites

    Five of the 10 position statements Idaho congressional candidate Vaughn Ward has touted as his own on a campaign website are word-for-word identical to statements on other candidates’ and congressmen’s …


  • Amendment repeal issue stirs congressional race

    BOISE – After a week and a half of heavy criticism around Idaho for the idea of repealing the 17th Amendment – direct election of U.S. senators – one of …


  • Candidate now says he never backed 17th Amendment repeal

    After a week and a half of heavy criticism on editorial pages around Idaho for the idea of repealing the 17th Amendment - direct election of U.S. senators - one …


  • Full GOP field to fill Clark’s post

    The hottest legislative race in North Idaho this spring is the four-way contest for the House seat in District 3 that’s opening up due to seven-term Rep. Jim Clark’s retirement. …


  • Ad puts bailouts in spotlight

    BOISE – In a new TV commercial airing across the 1st Congressional District, GOP candidate Vaughn Ward says “the only way to stop reckless spending” by the federal government is …

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