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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 25, 2010

MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2010


Ross Perot's grandkids backing Labrador 

H. Ross Perot III, the grandson of the quirky Texas billionaire who ran for president twice in the 1990s, has made a last-minute campaign contribution to Idaho GOP congressional hopeful Raul Labrador, and so have three of his family members. "Good, solid conservatives, the Perots,"…

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Kempthorne endorses Labrador 

Former Idaho governor, U.S. senator and secretary of the interior Dirk Kempthorne today endorsed Raul Labrador for Congress, saying, "The people of Idaho have been well-served by their Republican team of elected officials" and saying Labrador will be "a fine addition to that successful team."…

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The state's highest-ranking wedding crasher? 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: JEROME, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter accidentally became the state's highest ranking wedding crasher during a campaign stop. The state's chief executive entered a room in the Jerome Public Library in southern Idaho with…

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Republican Gov. Butch Otter, left, and Democrat Keith Allred attend a luncheon in September.  (Shawn Raecke)

Profile: The race for governor 

Butch Otter’s long-awaited turn as Idaho’s governor – he first ran for the post in 1978 and served as lieutenant governor for 14 years – hasn’t turned out quite the way he planned. He promised improvements to education, a business-friendly climate, and a restructured, more-efficient…

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Raul Labrador, left, and Walt Minnick, right, smile before they debate on Idaho Public TV on Oct. 14. (Betsy Russell)

Profile: The 1st CD race

Freshman congressman Walt Minnick is a new kind of Idaho Democrat – one who votes more often with Republicans than with his own party, one who attracts business support that usually goes to GOP candidates, and one who crusades against earmarks, refusing to request any…

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