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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 22, 2010

FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2010

Schools race draws independent spending 

You can read my full story here at on how there are now three groups mounting independent campaigns for or against candidates for Idaho schools chief, with the addition of eastern Idaho personal care products firm Melaleuca Inc. The company launched a TV ad…

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Palin endorses Otter for re-election 

Sarah Palin today endorsed Gov. Butch Otter's re-election bid, calling him "a voice for commonsense conservatism." She made the endorsement on her blog and Facebook; you can read the Otter campaign's full announcement here. "I am honored and humbled to receive Gov. Palin's endorsement," Otter…

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Ad Watch: Minnick's latest commercial 

Here's a look at the claims in Congressman Walt Minnick's new campaign ad, which starts running today in the Boise and Spokane TV markets:CLAIM: "Raul Labrador - misleading you again. It's gotten so bad he was forced to pull another false ad before it even…

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Melaleuca attack ad targets Olson 

Melelauca Inc. yesterday filed independent expenditure reports showing it's dumped $40,000 into an independent TV ad campaign in favor of incumbent GOP school Supt. Tom Luna, and the firm has launched a TV ad in southern Idaho that belittles Luna's Democratic challenger, Stan Olson, with…

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Minnick launches new campaign ad

In response to yesterday's flap over a new Labrador ad - GOP congressional hopeful Raul Labrador pulled his new ad before it aired, after being informed it contained copyrighted material from Idaho Public Television's "Idaho Debates" - Democratic incumbent Walt Minnick has launched a new…

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State gets into the storage biz

Idaho's state Land Board's ongoing push to diversify its endowment land holdings has put the state into the somewhat surprising position of being the new owner of Affordable Self-Storage outside Boise, a 5-acre storage facility with more than 400 units. The new acquisition joins offices,…

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Tea Party Express endorses Labrador

The Tea Party Express, a national tea party group that earlier chose Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick as its only Democratic congressman to endorse, today announced it's endorsing Raul Labrador over Minnick. The group said it endorsed Minnick earlier "in light of his independence in standing…

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