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UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 12:31 a.m.

It’s Paulette Jordan vs. Brad Little for Idaho governor

Paulette Jordan, a two-term state representative and former Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council member, pulled off an upset win in Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday over the party’s 2014 nominee, Boise …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 4:19 p.m.

Idaho’s ‘food truck’ voting at Micron sparks complaint

Ada County election officials say an early voting location near the Micron campus is appropriate despite concerns raised by GOP gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist’s campaign.


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Ahlquist wins endorsement from prominent young Trump backers Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk

Tommy Ahlquist, a GOP candidate for governor of Idaho, was endorsed by two prominent millennial Trump supporters on Monday – Charlie Kirk, who was the millennial director of the Trump …


Idahoans face big decisions in governor’s race on May 15

The stakes are huge – an open seat for governor of Idaho for the first time in 12 years. The competition is hot in both parties, with seven Republicans and …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Idaho Rep. Labrador opens door to overturning Medicaid expansion initiative if voters pass it

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador said Thursday that if the state’s voters both elect him governor and pass the initiative to expand Medicaid in Idaho, he’d consider working to overturn the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 8:25 a.m.

Idaho GOP governor hopefuls clash in statewide debate

Idaho’s top Republican candidates for governor gave voters three distinct options to choose from Monday during their second televised debate, which included plenty of jabs at each other’s campaign tactics.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Idaho governor hopefuls go on the attack as May 15 primary nears

Candidates for governor of Idaho have been filling the airwaves with campaign commercials, and as the May 15 Idaho primary election approaches, many have gone on the attack.


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Top Idaho GOP candidates square off in debate

Republican Idaho gubernatorial candidate Raul Labrador lobbed familiar criticisms against his opponents Tommy Ahlquist and Brad Little in an otherwise tame town hall debate on Saturday that focused heavily on …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Labrador goes on defensive after attack ads target record

Idaho’s U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador on Thursday disputed recent attacks by a political action committee that the Republican lawmaker has accomplished nothing during his time in Congress.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Dust-up over closed meeting on Idaho CBD oil bill prompts apology, political jabs

An Idaho Senate committee chairman apologized on Tuesday for violating Senate rules a day earlier by convening an impromptu – and likely illegal – closed meeting of his committee, over …


Idaho candidate to amend report after paying family member

Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist’s campaign for governor said Friday the Republican candidate will submit an amended campaign financial disclosure report after it showed he paid a family member with campaign …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Ahlquist: $100M promise may not result in Idaho budget cut

Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist said this week his campaign promise to cut $100 million in 100 days if elected may not result in a reduction to the state …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:28 a.m.

Idaho GOP governor hopefuls’ tax-cut plans have hefty price tags

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador’s tax-cut plan would cost Idaho’s state treasury roughly $900 million a year if he were elected governor.


Study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are lowest in the region, 48th in nation

Even as Idaho politicians continue to call for tax cuts, a new state study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are the lowest in the region and rank 48th in the nation.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Mitt Romney endorses Ahlquist for governor of Idaho in 2018

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is endorsing Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist in the race to become Idaho’s next governor in 2018.


Eye on Boise: County GOP central committee decries one of GOP guv hopefuls

The same Kootenai County GOP committee that recently condemned Idaho GOP Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo for backing sanctions against Russia has passed a resolution blasting Tommy Ahlquist, one …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Idaho gubernatorial candidate releases economic assets

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist has voluntarily released his economic assets, fulfilling a campaign promise under the political newcomer’s recently released ethics reform plan.


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: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:19 a.m.

Idaho gubernatorial candidate kicks off 44-county tour

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist laid out his political agenda Thursday to hundreds of supporters in Meridian while kicking off his statewide tour to visit all of Idaho’s 44 counties …


Eye on Boise: Idaho delegation splits on hurricane relief, government funding bill

When Congress quickly and overwhelmingly passed a Hurricane Harvey relief and government funding bill late last week, it did so with the backing of only half of Idaho’s congressional delegation.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

Ahlquist calls for term limits, ethics reforms in Idaho

Idaho’s top politicians should face term limits and tougher disclosure laws, political newcomer and Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist declared Tuesday as he unveiled a 10-point plan for ethics reforms.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Abortion takes center stage

While welfare, health care and education were hotly debated Friday night, abortion discussions took center stage at the Nuart Theater in Moscow among CrossPolitic Live hosts and Idaho Republican governor …


Eye on Boise: Idaho prisons agree to provide kosher meals to Jewish inmates

Under a settlement agreement and court order, the Idaho Department of Correction is being required to offer a new kosher diet to state prisoners in all its prisons after four …


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:29 p.m.

Idaho governor hopefuls raise more than $1.8M combined, as race for open seat heats up

It may be 10 months until the 2018 primary in the race for an open Idaho governor’s seat and 16 months before the general election, but the three leading GOP …


Eye on Boise: Ahlquist touts fundraising in Idaho governor race

Campaign finance reports in Idaho state races are due on Monday – which is when we’ll find out who’s providing the initial funding behind the 2018 campaigns for governor, lieutenant …


Eye on Boise: Ahlquist alters his ‘blueprint’ plank on same-sex marriage

Idaho GOP candidate for governor Tommy Ahlquist has changed the wording on his website about his position on gay marriage, deleting a section that many read as a promise to …


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 …


Eye on Boise: Idaho’s largest state agency to get a new director

Idaho’s largest state agency will get a new director in July – Gov. Butch Otter has named Russ Barron, currently deputy director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, …


Eye on Boise: Candidates for Idaho governor hit the campaign trail early

A year out from the primary election in the 2018 race for governor of Idaho, the campaign has started heating up.


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.