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Eye On Boise archive for May 9, 2010

SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010

Closing comments: 'Why I'm such an extremist' 

Here are some quotes from the candidates in their closing comments in the "Idaho Debates" 2nd Congressional District debate tonight:Chick Heileson: "I've been accused of being an extremist. ... The Supreme Court is not the law of the land, they have to follow the Constitution…

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Heileson in debate: Pull troops from Afghanistan 

Among other points that have come up so far in the 2nd Congressional District debate tonight: Congressman Mike Simpson offered a spirited defense of earmarks, saying they're transparent, they're constitutional, and they're the way a congressman who knows his district's specific needs can make sure…

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Ask Mom who's debating better? 

Score one for the incumbent - in the first question in tonight's congressional debate, 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson and his two challengers were given 30 seconds to say why they're running. First, challenger Chick Heileson said he was urged by "my wife and associates…

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Simpson, challengers debate tonight 

2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson, who won 85 percent of the vote in the 2008 GOP primary and 71 percent support in that year's November general election, is facing two challengers in the GOP primary this year, both of whom are taking political shots at…

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