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March 6, 2012

Idaho Republican Caucuses

Complete Coverage

Talking politics on Dialogue tonight…

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Parker To Join Semanko On Sidelines

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Eked-out win teaches Idaho Democrat a lesson

BOISE – A Democratic candidate for Congress in Idaho says he’s learned a lesson, after he didn’t actively campaign during his primary race and ended up with only a 5 percentage point lead over a mentally ill candidate who’s facing felony charges. “You can’t take anything for granted,” said Jimmy Farris, a Lewiston native and former NFL football player. “We made a conscious decision not to campaign against her. … We chose not to debate or do anything that would really put her situation kind of in the public or highlight it more than it already was.”

Candidate who kept campaign quiet nearly lost

A Democratic candidate for Congress in Idaho says he’s learned a lesson, after he didn’t actively campaign during his primary race and ended up with only a five percentage point lead over a mentally ill candidate who’s facing felony charges.

Primary voters oust Hart

BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s legislative career appears done. Hart was defeated in a four-way Republican primary Tuesday, according to unofficial results, edged out by Ed Morse, a longtime real estate appraiser from Hayden. Morse will face former longtime Kootenai County Clerk Dan English in the Nov. 6 general election.

Idaho voters spurn tax-protesting lawmaker

Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s legislative career will end this year, Idaho voters decided on Tuesday.

Semanko pleads for GOP unity

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Broadsword wins Bonner commission race

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Idaho primary emotions eclipse low turnout

Idaho’s inaugural closed primary election Tuesday turned into a nasty internal squabble for the state’s dominant Republican Party, as GOP leaders, factions and interest groups turned on each other in a bid to take control. Still, state Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, and state Rep. George Eskridge, R-Dover, held off tea party challengers in the primary, as did moderate Republicans across the state. Tax-protesting Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, was vying with three GOP challengers, but the vote-counting was to continue well into this morning. For up-to-date results, go to www.spokesman.com.

Results start to trickle in…

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