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Eye On Boise archive for May 11, 2010

TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010

Raul Labrador, left, and Vaughn Ward, right, debate on Tuesday night during the "Idaho Debates." The two are vying for the GOP nomination for North Idaho's seat in Congress. (Courtesy photo / Idaho Public Television)

Positions taken... 

In addition to hot debate over immigration, qualifications, effectiveness and more, candidates Raul Labrador and Vaughn Ward took these positions in tonight's 1st CD debate: Neither candidate would pledge to limit his terms in office if elected; Labrador said he opposes term limits, while Ward…

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Raul Labrador, left, and Vaughn Ward, right, debate live on Idaho Public Television on Tuesday. (Betsy Russell)

They said it... 

Here are some quotes from tonight's 1st CD debate:Raul Labrador: "I think my conflict with the governor is the reason I should be the next congressman from Idaho. ... You have too many people who are willing to ... kowtow to the leadership in their…

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Vaughn Ward, left, and Raul Labrador, center gather with Idaho Public TV's Bruce Reichert, right, for the coin toss that preceded the 1st District congressional debate on Tuesday night. Ward won the toss, which meant that Labrador spoke first. (Betsy Russell)

A whole lot of lively debate...

There were some tense moments, a whole lot of lively debate, and even a few moments of agreement - very few - as 1st Congressional District GOP candidates Raul Labrador and Vaughn Ward faced off in a live debate tonight. Here's a shot of the…

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Ward, Labrador face off on live TV

Tonight the "Idaho Debates" turn to the 1st Congressional District Republican primary race, in which candidates Raul Labrador and Vaughn Ward are vying for a chance to take on Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick in November. The debate, sponsored by the Idaho Press Club and the…

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The big debate is tonight... 

Tonight at 8 (7 Pacific time), GOP congressional candidates Raul Labrador and Vaughn Ward will face off in an hour-long debate held before a live audience, and broadcast live on Idaho Public Television. The public is invited; there are 130 seats available for the public…

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Wasden endorses Ward

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has endorsed candidate Vaughn Ward in the GOP primary for the 1st Congressional District seat, in which Ward is vying with state Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, for a chance to challenge Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick. In a statement, Wasden called…

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