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Eye On Boise archive for May 14, 2010

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010

In this AP Photo by Charlie Litchfield of the Idaho Press-Tribune, candidate Vaughn Ward speaks at a forum on April 29 in Nampa. Ward's campaign saw a big shake-up Friday as he named a new campaign manager and spokesman/communications consultant, and his previous campaign manager/spokesman resigned. (Betsy Russell / The Idaho Press-tribune)

Big shake-up for Ward campaign... 

Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on the big shake-up today in Vaughn Ward's congressional campaign. Dennis Mansfield, spokesman for rival candidate Raul Labrador's campaign, said, "I've never seen a self-immolation of a political campaign like this in the 30-plus years I've…

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Boise Tea Party endorses Labrador 

Here's a news item from The Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The leaders of Tea Party Boise are endorsing Republican Raul Labrador in the race for the GOP nomination in Idaho's 1st Congressional District. The organization, which touts 2,600 members in southwestern Idaho, picked…

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Ward on radio: 'He tendered his resignation' 

Answering a caller's question on KBOI radio about the departure of his campaign manager, Ryan O'Barto, congressional candidate Vaughn Ward said, "The campaign manager, he was not fired, he tendered his resignation. It was very hard for me to accept his resignation. He felt it…

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Henderson joined Ward campaign two weeks ago

Al Henderson, whom the Associated Press reports will be Vaughn Ward's new campaign manager, signed on with Ward's campaign on April 29 as senior finance director. A Ward press release issued on that date said, "Henderson, a successful, long-time GOP fundraiser, will help the Ward…

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AP: O'Barto out, Tracy, Henderson in 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican congressional candidate Vaughn Ward's campaign manager is stepping down — 12 days before the primary and in the wake of a series of political missteps. Ward campaign consultant Mike Tracy confirmed Friday…

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Press-Tribune: Ward 'restructuring staff' 

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that congressional candidate Vaughn Ward told its editorial board this morning that he "planned to announce a restructuring of his campaign staff on Saturday." The paper reported, "While not offering specifics, Ward alluded to major changes and was accompanied by longtime…

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Politico says Ward's fired his campaign manager 

Politico.com is reporting that Idaho congressional candidate Vaughn Ward has fired his campaign manager and is bringing on a new interim manager plus a "press secretary with experience working in the office of former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig." You can read Politico's article here; it…

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Latest campaign finance report for 1st CD

Democratic U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick collected more than $100,000 in the last reporting period, topping the combined total raised by his two potential Republican rivals and stretching his significant lead in cash available for the general election in November, the AP reports. From April 1…

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