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Eye On Boise Marv Hagedorn archive

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

Fact check: Idaho candidate claims challenger faked serving in the military, but claim is unfounded

In a recent debate for Idaho's lieutenant governor, Republican Sen. Marv Hagedorn accused one of his top opponents of faking military service. The three-term state senator on Tuesday said former Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates was "pretending" to have a military background in order to woo voters in an already crowded field...

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The five GOP candidates for lieutenant governor talk with debate moderator Melissa Davlin shortly before the start of their face-off in the "Idaho Debates" on Idaho Public Television on April 17, 2018. (Idaho Public TV / Aaron Kunz)

Idaho GOP candidates clash in lieutenant governor debate

Republican hopefuls in Idaho's crowded lieutenant governor race attempted to distinguish what made them uniquely qualified to run for the open position during a Thursday debate that saw some sharp exchanges. The position has attracted a wide array of candidates now that three-term incumbent Lt. Gov. Brad Little is running for governor...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 4, 2017

Former Commerce chief Sayer signs on with Hagedorn campaign

Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, has announced the endorsement of former state Commerce Director Jeff Sayer, who is joining his lieutenant governor campaign as its treasurer. Sayer said he’s signing on with Hagedorn – who’s facing four other Republicans vying for the post thus far – because he believes economic development...

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Idaho state Rep. Kelley Packer looks at the signable map of Idaho on her campaign-logo RV; she’s one of five GOP candidates running for Idaho lieutenant governor. (Kelley Packer campaign)

Rivals for Idaho lieutenant governor post amass campaign funds 

Idaho’s lieutenant governor is a relatively low-profile position, considered part-time and paying less than the state’s other top jobs. But five Republican candidates already are campaigning for the post in 2018, and the latest campaign finance reports show they’re amassing campaign funds from a variety of sources – including their own pockets...

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MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017

THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017


2 more candidates to run for Idaho lieutenant governor 

Two more candidates have announced their intent to run for Idaho lieutenant governor in 2018. Republicans Kelley Packer of McCammon and Janice McGeachin of Idaho Falls have filed to run for the position. Packer is currently serving her third term in the Idaho House. Meanwhile, McGeachin is a businesswoman who also...

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