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Idaho’s presidential electors to cast votes at Statehouse on Monday

Idaho's four Republican electors will meet next week to cast their ballots for the president of the United States. Gov. Butch Otter and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney say the electors will meet at noon on Dec. 19 in the Governor's Ceremonial Office. Several of Idaho's electors say they've been flooded with emails...

Secretary of State: Idaho GOP did not violate campaign laws

The Secretary of State's office says the Idaho Republican Party did not violate the state's campaign laws while creating a political attack ad against House Minority Leader John Rusche. The decision rejects a complaint filed by the Idaho Democratic Party in October...

Election leaves Idaho Legislature with just one Democrat from north of Boise

If you thought the Idaho Legislature couldn’t get more Republican, think again. Tuesday’s election results bumped up the GOP supermajority in the Idaho Legislature from 80 percent to 84 percent. There’s now just one Democrat serving in the Idaho Legislature from north of Boise: Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Boise. My full story...

Idaho Legislature will have just one Democrat from north of Boise

If you thought the Idaho Legislature couldn’t get more Republican, think again. Tuesday’s election results bumped up the GOP supermajority in the Idaho Legislature from 80 percent to 84 percent, as Republicans picked up one Senate seat and three seats in the House. There’s now just one Democrat serving in the Idaho Legislature from north of Boise – Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer.

Idaho Sen. Crapo wins historic fourth term; Labrador, Simpson also win

Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo won a fourth six-year term in the Senate on Tuesday, the first Idaho senator to win a fourth term since famed Democrat Frank Church in 1974. And 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador won a fourth two-year term in the U.S. House, even as he mulls a run for governor of Idaho. But there were deep divisions among Idahoans on Tuesday on the nonpartisan Idaho Supreme Court race and a constitutional amendment that state lawmakers placed on the ballot.

Idaho Rep. Labrador: ‘The establishment has been repudiated’

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador took the stage at the state GOP election-night watch party in Boise just now, saying, “Hello, Idaho Republicans – what a great night!” To a roar, he said, “What do you think about the results?” Labrador noted that he was...

North Idaho GOP incumbents win big in legislative races

With every seat in the Idaho Legislature up for a vote, most incumbents held their seats and the Legislature retained its overwhelmingly GOP cast in Tuesday’s general election. But two Democratic incumbents lost their seats in north-central Idaho. House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, lost in a rematch with Republican Mike Kingsley, who claimed 58 percent of the vote.

Brody leads in Idaho Supreme Court race

The numbers are still preliminary, but Robyn Brody is holding the edge against Curt McKenzie in the nonpartisan race for an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court. With 129 of 962 precincts reporting, Brody had 59 percent of the vote to McKenzie's 41 percent....

Idaho Gov. Otter: Trump ‘the right candidate for the right time’

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says he’s “absolutely” glad he agreed to serve as the honorary state chairman for the Trump campaign in Idaho, along with his wife, Lori. “I think he was the right candidate for the right time,” Otter said tonight at the Idaho...