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Eye On Boise archive for May 18, 2010

TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Sharon Ullman, center, the first to arrive for tonight's debate, talks over the procedures with Idaho Public Television's Bruce Reichert, left, and Ricardo Ochoa, right. (Betsy Russell)

Candidates for Gov debate tonight

Tonight's debate in the race for governor will feature GOP challengers Rex Rammell and Sharon Ullman (shown above center, the first to arrive for tonight's debate), but not incumbent Gov. Butch Otter, who declined to participate. In a statement today from his campaign, Otter repeated…

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Allred outraises Otter

The gubernatorial debate is tonight, for the candidates in the contested GOP primary, and there's some news in the race today: In the most recent quarter, Democratic candidate Keith Allred out-raised incumbent GOP Gov. Butch Otter. According to campaign finance reports filed today, Otter raised…

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AP: Palin coming to Idaho Friday for Ward 

Here's a news item from The Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has agreed to come to Idaho to help generate support for Republican congressional candidate Vaughn Ward. Ward campaign spokesman Mike Tracy told The Associated Press Tuesday that Palin…

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Ward takes down new position statements 

Mike Tracy, spokesman for the Vaughn Ward campaign, says the campaign has taken down new issue position statements posted this morning, one of which matched another website. "There was something put up without my approval," Tracy said, "and I've made it very clear ... that…

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Full story: Matching words

Here's a link to my full story at on how congressional candidate Vaughn Ward this morning posted three new issue position statements on his campaign website, and portions of one of them match nearly word-for-word a California congressman’s re-election campaign website. Last night at…

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