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  • Ward a leader in hospital fight

    BOISE – Eight months after his 2010 U.S. House campaign imploded, Vaughn Ward has re-entered the fray of public debate. Ward, the U.S. Marine Reserve lieutenant colonel upset in last …


  • Labrador now a GOP ‘Young Gun’

    BOISE – 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 …


  • Campaigns adjust to Labrador upset

    BOISE – Democratic U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick’s campaign has spent months and money preparing to square off against Republican Vaughn Ward. They even tracked the Marine reservist’s every step along …


  • Labrador wins GOP nomination in Idaho

    State lawmaker Raul Labrador has won the Republican nomination for North Idaho’s seat in Congress, pulling a primary upset over rival Vaughn Ward as Idaho voters held a typically low-turnout …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Labrador best choice for Minnick challenger

    On Tuesday, Idaho Republicans will be doing something they haven’t done since 1994: picking a GOP challenger they hope can unseat an incumbent Democrat in the 1st Congressional District. Five …


  • 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, …


  • Raul Labrador eyes more nuclear power

    Idaho Republican congressional candidate Raul Labrador on Tuesday unveiled a plan for economic prosperity that leans heavily on the state developing a more robust nuclear power industry and exporting this …


  • Raul Labrador stresses cost-cutting, energy in economic plan

    Idaho Republican congressional candidate Raul Labrador on Tuesday unveiled a plan for economic prosperity that leans heavily on the state developing a more robust nuclear power industry and exporting this …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Plenty of jabs in Idaho debate

    BOISE – Republican U.S. House hopeful Raul Labrador came out swinging at a debate Tuesday, criticizing opponent Vaughn Ward for his lack of political experience and for wavering on earmarks …


  • Arizona law casts shadow over Idaho House race

    Arizona’s law targeting undocumented immigrants is casting a shadow on an Idaho U.S. House race, with Republican candidate Raul Labrador saying today the federal government should send the military to …


  • Ward campaign discloses more assets

    BOISE – Republican U.S. House hopeful Vaughn Ward on Tuesday released a new U.S. House financial disclosure detailing about $110,000 worth of family assets he hadn’t included in a similar …


  • Palin endorses Ward in Idaho race

    BOISE – Sarah Palin has endorsed Vaughn Ward in Idaho’s 1st U.S. Congressional District GOP primary, adding oomph to a race in which the two leading contenders have been trying …


  • Citizen Kempthorne glad to stump on Ward’s behalf

    BOISE – Former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne has emerged back on the Idaho political scene, endorsing 1st District congressional candidate Vaughn Ward, introducing Ward at a Statehouse press conference officially …


  • Minnick challenger on tour

    BOISE – GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward was joined by former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne and state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna on Tuesday as he kicked off an 18-stop, …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • As eyes turn toward Minnick, Idaho district takes rare spotlight

    Most years, Idaho’s congressional races inspire yawns among the nation’s political cognoscenti. It’s likely 2010 will not be one of those years. Idaho’s sprawling 1st District House race is at …

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