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Campaign finance initiative campaign files its Sunshine report

The “Keep Idaho Elections Accountable” campaign has filed its campaign finance report, showing that it raised $97,590 for its campaign for a ballot initiative to reduce the role of money in Idaho politics, from lobbying to campaign donations. The group spent $86,582 on its signature-gathering…



Two candidates return contributions after running afoul of limits, including one for Idaho Supreme Court

Two candidates for state offices in the May 17 election are filing amended reports and returning contributions, after inadvertently running afoul of the Sunshine Law’s restrictions on donations from related entities, according to the Idaho Secretary of State’s office – including a candidate for the…



Of court candidates, endorsements, stepping on toes and fliers…

The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation’s endorsement of Curt McKenzie for an Idaho Supreme Court opening has raised some eyebrows, as the Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, which typically means an organization can’t support or oppose any candidate for public office. But Farm Bureau spokesman John…



The PAC money is starting to fly…

With the primary election just a week away, the PAC money is flying, all around the state and on all sides of the political spectrum. Here’s just a sampling: Doyle Beck of Idaho Falls donated $8,270 to the Republican Liberty Caucus PAC on May 7;…


Rep. Kelley Packer’s challenger raises nearly $43K

Jason West, a chiropractor from Pocatello, has raised a whopping $42,986 for his run in the GOP primary against Rep. Kelley Packer, R-McCammon, who’s been targeted this year by the Idaho Freedom Foundation after she sharply criticized the lobbying group. Packer is an office manager…





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