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Eye On Boise archive for May 26, 2010


Baumbach: 'It was a piece of propaganda' 

Lucas Baumbach, the Boise Republican legislative candidate who created the video mash-up juxtaposing phrases from speeches by Vaughn Ward and Barack Obama, calls himself a "RINO hunter" and a "Tea Party activist" and is blunt about why he created the mash-up: Because he supported Raul…

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Vaughn Ward, top right, shakes hands with Raul Labrador, who defeated him in yesterday's GOP primary for Congress, after Labrador spoke at a GOP unity rally on Wednesday. (Betsy Russell)

Labrador: Ward has served honorably 

Raul Labrador, the victor in the 1st Congressional District GOP primary last night, had this to say about his opponent Vaughn Ward at the GOP rally today: "Yesterday we were divided as a party, we were divided supporting different candidates. But today we are all…

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Republicans hold their traditional "unity" rally on the statehouse steps the day after a hard-fought GOP primary election; Gov. Butch Otter, with First Lady Lori Otter at his side, urges the party to come together. (Betsy Russell)

Otter at GOP 'unity' rally: 'Now we are one team'

Idaho Republicans gathered on the Statehouse steps for their traditional "unity" rally after yesterday's primary election, including the turbulent 1st District congressional race. Here, the candidates, including Vaughn Ward, top right, listen to Gov. Butch Otter, who said, "Obviously our party had all the action."…

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Six sitting lawmakers lose in primary 

Here's a link to the final, unofficial statewide results from the Secretary of State for yesterday's primary election. Of interest: Six legislative incumbents lost to their challengers in the GOP primary: Sen. Mike Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake; Sen. Lee Heinrich, R-Cascade; Rep. Steve Kren, R-Nampa; Rep.…

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