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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 10, 2009

TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2009

'Tough to run campaign without money' 

Former GOP legislative candidate Kevin McGowan, who was GOP congressional candidate Ken Roberts' campaign manager until he recently resigned, said, "I wish Ken and his family the best. He's a good person." Asked why he decided to leave the campaign, McGowan said, "It was obvious…

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The political ins and outs...

Here's a link to my full story at on the developments in the 1st District congressional race today, in which Ken Roberts has dropped out, Raul Labrador says he's jumping in, and Vaughn Ward is powering ahead. All this activity is on the GOP…

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Labrador? Sali? 

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, says he's planning to jump into the 1st District GOP primary race, which already includes Iraq war veteran Vaughn Ward and retired Boise physician Allan Salzberg, but no longer includes House Assistant Majority Leader Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly. "I am making preparations…

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Ward on Roberts withdrawal: 'I'm in' 

Vaughn Ward, GOP candidate for Congress, had this comment this morning on GOP rival Ken Roberts' withdrawal from the race: "He's a leader in the Idaho Statehouse, and he's served Idaho well over the past 10 years. I know that he's going to continue to…

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Roberts withdraws from 1st CD race 

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 challenge 1st District Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick. Roberts cited "an unexpected health issue," and also hinted that other…

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