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Eye On Boise Mike Crapo archive

MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016

Crapo: 'Last night, voters sent a message' 15 

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo issued this statement on the election results: “I express my sincere thanks to the people of Idaho for their trust in re-electing me to represent their values in Washington. Additionally, voters have elected Donald Trump as our next president and I...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016


Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, right, accepts congratulations from a supporter at the Idaho GOP election night watch party in Boise. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Crapo declared winner in Senate race

The AP has called the Idaho Senate race for GOP incumbent Mike Crapo, a call it made at 9:02 p.m. MT, two minutes after the polls closed in Idaho. Only the very earliest numbers are available so far from the Idaho Secretary of State’s office;...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016

TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016

AdWatch: Crapo touts help for Idaho vet 

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s latest campaign commercial features an Idaho veteran, Dan Pugmire of Caldwell, and talks about how Crapo’s office helped him get needed care from the Veterans Administration. “This comes from a plain-spoken Idahoan, obviously not a script written by a PR firm,”...

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MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016

FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, left, Democratic challenger Jerry Sturgill, center, and moderator Melissa Davlin, right, on Idaho Public Television’s “Idaho Reports” on Friday night. (Aaron Kunz / Idaho Public Television)

Crapo says during debate that he might still vote for Trump after all, hasn't decided 20 

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, who was among the first U.S. senators to disavow Donald Trump last weekend and call for him to step aside as the GOP presidential nominee, said in a televised debate Friday night that he might still vote for Trump. Meanwhile, his Democratic challenger, Jerry Sturgill, said he’ll back Clinton “because she is the better...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016

SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2016

TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016

MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016


TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016

MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says The Pledge of Allegiance before holding a town hall meeting at Wardner City Hall on Thursday, September 1, 2016. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho Sen. Crapo quietly builds record, moves past DUI

In nearly a quarter-century in D.C., Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has quietly built a reputation as a diligent, hard-working conservative who plays by the rules, quickly rises to leadership positions and is willing to reach across the aisle to get big things done. So his 2012 arrest for drunken driving was especially jarring; here's my full profile story.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016

AdWatch: Crapo's federal-debt ad is first of campaign season in Idaho 

“This is Idaho,” proclaims Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s new political campaign commercial, as it touts his advocacy for balancing the federal budget and reining in the national debt. The ad is running in the Spokane market as well as statewide in Idaho; Crapo, who is seeking a fourth six-year term in the Senate, is the first Idaho candidate this year...

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Spence: 'Congress takes lead in not trying any more' 

Lewiston Tribune reporter Bill Spence’s column this week, headlined “Congress takes lead in not trying any more,” manages to tie together Sen. Mike Crapo’s current contest for Idaho schoolkids to win a chance to fly to Washington, D.C. and help light the Capitol Tree, WSU Cougars football and coach Mike Leach’s latest rant, and the failures of...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016

TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016

FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016

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