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Eye On Boise

Obama brings pitch for his ideas to red-state Idaho

President Barack Obama speaks in front of about 6,600 people inside the Caven-Williams Sports Complex during a visit to Boise State University Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 in Boise. (AP/Idaho Press-Tribune / Adam Eschbach)
President Barack Obama speaks in front of about 6,600 people inside the Caven-Williams Sports Complex during a visit to Boise State University Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 in Boise. (AP/Idaho Press-Tribune / Adam Eschbach)

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com on today’s presidential visit to Idaho, President Barack Obama’s first in his two terms as president. Obama brought his State of the Union themes of tax changes designed to strengthen the middle class and close loopholes for corporations, making college more affordable, investing in infrastructure and calls for unity to one of the reddest states, where he received just 32.6 percent of the vote in 2012 to Republican Mitt Romney’s 65.5 percent.

“I said that I’d take these ideas across the country. I wanted my first stop to be right here in Boise, Idaho,” Obama declared.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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