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Leroy, Fulcher tout fundraising, endorsements as 1st CD race gears up

The first round of campaign finance reports is out in Idaho’s 2018 race for the open 1st Congressional District seat that current Rep. Raul Labrador is leaving to run for governor, and so far, GOP hopefuls David Leroy and Russ Fulcher have been actively raising...

Denney: OK to ‘buy’ a legislator, as long as it’s transparent

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney told lawmakers Wednesday that if it were up to him, he’d be fine with no limits on campaign contributions, as long as all are quickly and fully reported. “If some company wants to buy a legislator, from my point of view, that’s all right as long as I know who’s paying for that,” he said.

Lawmakers note state’s low grades, ponder financial disclosure requirement

There were several mentions this morning at the Legislature’s campaign finance and ethics working group meeting about the very low grades Idaho earns in national comparisons for its campaign finance and ethics laws – including its D-minus in the Center for Public Integrity’s State Integrity...

On transparency, sunshine laws, and ‘buying a legislator’

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney told lawmakers today that if it were up to him, he’d be fine with no limits on campaign contributions, as long as all are quickly and fully reported. “I’m one of those who, I don’t care what the campaign...

Sun. column: Idaho’s political switcheroo

Idaho’s big political switcheroo – with former state Sen. Russ Fulcher dropping out of the governor’s race after nearly a year of campaigning, switching instead to the 1st Congressional District race, and earning current 1st Congressional District Rep. Raul Labrador’s endorsement in the bargain – is raising plenty of questions...

Idaho Legislature to re-examine ethics, campaign finance laws

Idaho is one of just three states with no financial disclosure requirements for state legislators – or any elected or appointed state official. It also lacks “revolving-door” laws that in most states prevent elected or appointed officials from immediately moving into related roles in the private sector...

Idaho Legislature to re-examine ethics, campaign finance laws

Idaho is one of just three states with no financial disclosure requirements for state legislators – or any elected or appointed state official. It also lacks “revolving-door” laws that in most states prevent elected or appointed officials from immediately moving into related roles in the private sector, cashing in on their government experience.