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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 13, 2010

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010

Candidates for Idaho governor Jana Kemp, left, Keith Allred, center, and Butch Otter, right, debate on Wednesday night in Caldwell (AP Photo / John Miller)

Otter, Allred, Kemp clash in debate

Gov. Butch Otter and Democratic challenger Keith Allred sharply disagreed over recent cuts to dental programs for the poor; independent candidate Jana Kemp said Otter's "Project 60" isn't working and backed privatizing state liquor sales; Otter said tax exemptions were put in place for good…

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Closed primary trial: Party makes case

The Idaho Republican Party finally got its chance Wednesday to make a case for scrapping the state's open primary, the AP reports, which they say allows Democratic voters to unfairly influence GOP politics and results at the ballot box. Click below for a full report…

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Guv candidates debate tonight

Three candidates for governor will face off in a televised debate tonight on KTVB-TV in Boise, in partnership with KIFI-TV in Idaho Falls and KREM-TV in Spokane. The debate, featuring Gov. Butch Otter, Democratic challenger Keith Allred, and independent Jana Kemp, starts at 8 p.m.;…

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Jerry Evans endorses Allred for guv

In a statement entitled "A Difficult Choice," former longtime Idaho GOP state schools Supt. Jerry Evans today has endorsed Keith Allred, the Democratic candidate, for governor over incumbent GOP Gov. Butch Otter. "It came as a disappointing surprise this year when Governor Otter recommended a…

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