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Record suggests Risch could surprise; my full Sunday column

What might Idaho Sen. Jim Risch be like as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, one of the most powerful committees in Congress? Jim Weatherby, Boise State University professor emeritus and longtime observer of Idaho politics, says the result might not be what most would assume...

Eye on Boise: Record suggests Risch could surprise

What might Idaho Sen. Jim Risch be like as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, one of the most powerful committees in Congress? Jim Weatherby, BSU professor emeritus and longtime observer of Idaho politics, says the result might not be what most would assume.

AdWatch: Ahlquist unveils new commercial on term limits

Idaho GOP gubernatorial hopeful Tommy Ahlquist has unveiled a new TV ad touting his support for term limits, while also criticizing both federal and state government spending . Here’s a look at what it says and the claims. WHAT IT SAYS “I’m Dr. Tommy Ahlquist....

AdWatch: New Ahlquist ad targets ‘political insiders’

GOP gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist has launched a new TV campaign commercial repeating the claim he made in June that he’d cut $100 million from the state budget in his first 100 days if elected, but offering no new details. Instead, the new ad focuses...

Idaho guv candidate makes big promise to cut ‘wasteful’ state budget

Tommy Ahlquist, one of the GOP candidates for governor of Idaho in 2018, launched a new TV ad on Wednesday promising to cut $100 million from the state budget in his first 100 days in office. Ahlquist’s ad says he’ll “cut $100 million dollars in wasteful government spending,” but offers no details. Believe or disbelieve Alquist promise? CH

EOB: Candidates for Idaho governor hit the campaign trail early

A year out from the primary election in the 2018 race for governor of Idaho, the campaign has started heating up. 1st District GOP Congressman Raul Labrador, one of the hopefuls, has announced he’ll go on a three-day tour of the state to formally announce his candidacy, with stops Tues in Boise, Wed in Post Falls and Thurs in Idaho Falls.

It’s already AdWatch time in 2018 guv race; full Sun. column

It’s pretty much unheard-of for statewide TV ads in an Idaho governor’s race to begin airing more than a year before the primary election, but that’s what’s happening. Tommy Ahlquist, a Boise physician and developer who’s running as a Republican, has been running two ads since March...

Eye on Boise: McAlister outraises Scott in N. Idaho race

The latest campaign finance reports from the race between Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, and Democratic challenger Kate McAlister of Sandpoint show McAlister out-raising the outspoken first-term incumbent. McAlister, president of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, raised $16,831 in the most recent reporting period, and $26,211 year-to-date; Scott raised $14,827 during the most recent period and $18,650 year-to-date.

AdWatch: Sturgill runs two more ads, but only in Boise

Jerry Sturgill, the Democrat challenging Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo, has been running two new TV campaign commercials, but only with very limited airings in Boise. Both are critical of Crapo, one over his vote against major education legislation, and the other charging that Crapo...