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THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016

Statesman picks Demo over Labrador 

The Idaho Statesman has endorsed Democrat James Piotrowski over Republican Congressman Raul Labrador, stating it's time for a change: "we want more from our representative than the frequent “No” votes ... especially on spending bills where there are few other responsible choices than for Congress to vote to fund our government."

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Statesman reluctantly backs Crapo 

The Idaho Statesman Editorial Board gives a reluctant endorsement to U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo: "We are not convinced Crapo is back on track since the DUI. He may be lost, coasting or drafting off a reputation as that fiscal-responsibility fighter best depicted in one of his TV commercials." Yet, the Statesman isn't quite ready to give up on Crapo.

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MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016

Crapo says he'll now vote for Trump 14 

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo has come full circle, walking back his principled stand by pulling his endorsement of Republican Donald Trump after that seedy 2005 tape surfaced. Then, saying that he might support Trump after the fanatics in his party pulled their support of him. Now, he's back in Trump's camp 100%, reports Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise.

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THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013

Labrador Won't Endorse Simpson 

Though they deny it, the breach between Idaho's only two members of the U.S. House of Representatives might be widening. Rep. Raul Labrador says he won't observe the longstanding custom of endorsing fellow Republican Rep. Mike Simpson over primary foe Bryan Smith. Smith is courting...

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MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2012

Idaho Paper Backs Mitt, Slams Others 

We believe that Mitt Romney is the best choice for Idaho, the best choice for Republicans, and the best option in bringing conservatism back to the White House in the person of the 45th President of the United States. He has listed creating jobs and...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2011

Hamilton: Shouldn't Toe Union Line 16 

RE: Police, fire billboard touts wannabes (John Bruning & George Sayler)/HucksOnline Tom Hamilton: To put it in my perspective, I view the responsibility of a Trustee to be primarily advocacy for the taxpayer and the parents. The administration should advocate for the district, the CEA...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

Brand X: We (Heart) Otter 

Otter is a rugged individualist who throws caution to the wind when he bucks broncos yet meticulously manages your hard-earned tax dollars. He's an entrepreneur, someone with a CEO's background and mentality and a super salesman's keen eye and thick skin. He's fearless in personally...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010

Ex-Repub Super Evans Backs Allred 

In a statement entitled “A Difficult Choice,” former longtime Idaho GOP state schools Supt. Jerry Evans today has endorsed Keith Allred, the Democratic candidate, for governor over incumbent GOP Gov. Butch Otter. “It came as a disappointing surprise this year when Governor Otter recommended a...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 12, 2010

Ex-Gov. Batt Endorses Raul Labrador 

Former GOP Gov. Phil Batt, who backed Vaughn Ward in the primary for 1st District Congress, says he'd intended to keep quiet about his preference in the race. But Batt says Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick's two TV ads attacking GOP nominee Raul Labrador for his...

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MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2010

Statesman Endorses Tom Luna 

Incumbent state schools superintendent Tom Luna touts his business background. Challenger Stan Olson is running on his 40-year career in education. The job isn’t so easily pigeonholed. And it is decidedly political. A successful superintendent must be able to navigate a treacherous landscape, during some...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.