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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 12, 2010

TUESDAY, OCT. 12, 2010

Otter pulls ahead in campaign fundraising

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter today reported raising $752,000 in campaign funds in the past four months, while his Democratic challenger, Keith Allred, raised $372,500. With both candidates spending heavily on advertising as the campaign season hits its peak, Otter reported $211,634 in cash on hand…

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Closing comments from Sullivan, Crapo... 

"Americans should be working their way into the middle class, not falling out of it," Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Tom Sullivan said in his closing comments in tonight's debate. "To do that we have to tax fairly and cut wisely." Incumbent Sen. Mike Crapo…

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Sullivan: 'I've nearly paid it off'

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Sullivan was asked, given his struggles with big tax debt in his business, why voters should choose him to replace Sen. Mike Crapo, who holds a key finance committee position. "Because I have been the one who has been able…

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U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, left, and Democratic challenger Tom Sullivan, right, debate on Tuesday night as part of the "Idaho Debates," broadcast live on Idaho Public Television.  (Lisa Sommer / Idaho Public Television)

Clash over tax cuts...

In tonight's U.S. Senate debate, Sen. Mike Crapo and Democratic challenger Tom Sullivan already have clashed repeatedly over taxes. "I don't think the Republicans are in favor of tax cuts for anybody except the wealthiest people in this country," Sullivan declared. "The real tax cuts…

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Candidates prepare for the U.S. Senate debate on Tuesday night, as does the reporter panel and, at right, moderator Thanh Tan of Idaho Public Television. (Lisa Sommer / Idaho Public Television)

It's debate time: U.S. Senate

It's time now for the debate in the U.S. Senate race, between Sen. Mike Crapo and his Democratic challenger, Tom Sullivan of Tetonia. Here's a bit about the two: Mike Crapo, 59 Republican BIO: Two terms in U.S. Senate, three in U.S. House; eight years…

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Allred: 'No to the mega-loads' 

Democratic candidate for governor Keith Allred said today that he's against the proposed mega-loads of oil equipment proposed to travel along Idaho's narrow and scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, for which current Gov. Butch Otter has been an enthusiastic proponent. "In an Allred…

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Conoco wants quick go-ahead for mega-loads

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — ConocoPhillips is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to quickly announce whether it will uphold or overturn a lower court's decision to halt the movement of four oversized loads of refinery equipment on Idaho…

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Political debates galore... 

Tonight will be a political junkie channel-changer's bonanza: The U.S. Senate debate airs live on Idaho Public Television at 8 p.m. Mountain time, 7 p.m. Pacific, with Sen. Mike Crapo debating his Democratic challenger Tom Sullivan; at the same time, KTVB-TV will air a debate…

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Batt endorses Labrador, cites Minnick's ads 

Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt has issued the following statement on the 1st Congressional District race: "Walt Minnick has made some courageous votes in Congress, usually reflecting the views of most Idahoans. Nevertheless, it is imperative that this nation reverse the headlong rush toward fiscal…

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