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Spin Control: Running for office? Great. Now listen up.

Spin Control reprises its eight rules for running for office for the 2019 crop of candidates.

New litmus test for 2020 Democrats: Shake up Senate rules

The newest pressure point in the Democratic presidential primary isn’t health care or climate change – though it could make or break future progress on those issues. It’s an overhaul …

Eyeing 2020, White House steps up ‘socialism’ attack on Dems

As the White House gears up for the 2020 campaign, it’s pressing the case that Democrats are rallying behind what it’s calling the policies of “socialism.”

Trump says many candidates are vying for chief of staff job

President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief after his first choice to replace John Kelly bailed at the last minute and several other potential successors signaled they …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

Governor’s race offers a study in contrasts

In their own way, each of the major party candidates running for governor in Idaho this year is a living embodiment of the state they seek to lead.

In first meeting, Idaho governor candidates talk taxes, schools, roads & groceries

Idaho’s major-party candidates for governor got together Tuesday evening to talk tax and fiscal policy.

Jordan calls DMV contract a ‘boondoggle,’ Little is ‘frustrated’

Paulette Jordan blasted the “Otter-Little Administration” for the problems with state Division of Motor Vehicles services that forced shutdowns this week and have frustrated county sheriffs and motorists for two …

Jordan edges closer to Little, poll shows

A survey released recently shows that Medicaid expansion is likely blazing a trail for gubernatorial hopeful Paulette Jordan.

Trump celebrates victories for 3 endorsed candidates

As Donald Trump’s party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president’s hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to …

Spin Control: Words of campaign advice for a new crop of candidates

Spin Control offers its annual advice to candidates entering the campaign.

UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018

Idaho’s open congressional seat attracts crowd of candidates

Anything can happen in a crowded race to secure Idaho’s 1st Congressional District.

Idaho candidates respond to health plan fall out

Lt. Gov. Brad Little, a Republican candidate running to be Idaho’s next governor, has gone on the defensive after spending months campaigning on a plan that has since been deemed …

UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018

Candidates flock to file for Idaho’s May primary election

Idaho’s May primary ballot will be a crowded one, with an array of contested races from governor and Congress to North Idaho legislative seats.

State gets roster for primary election, first since Trump

The window for candidates to register for Oregon’s primary elections has closed – a step toward the first general elections in the state since President Donald Trump took office and …

UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018

Report: Washington No. 1 for NRA state candidate contributions

The Seattle Times reports that the National Rifle Association has been spending more money on state elections in Washington than any other state in recent years.

UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018

Texas primary turnout buoys Democrats’ hopes again

Texas is the latest place where Democrats are finding optimism for 2018 after kicking off the nation’s primary election season with their biggest midterm turnout in more than a quarter-century.

Candidates make races official starting today

Idaho’s official two-week candidate filing period for the 2018 elections is here.

17 candidates vie for Spokane Lilac Festival queen and her court

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Spokane Lilac Festival, and 17 young women are vying for a chance to represent Spokane in the annual Royalty Scholarship program.

Political candidates begin filing for Montana’s June primary

Thursday was the first day Montana political candidates could begin filing for the June primary.

Court upholds ban on Navalny running for Russian presidency

Russia’s highest court on Saturday upheld a decision barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president in March.

Gubernatorial candidates share similar views on wildlife

Three top gubernatorial candidates with widely different backgrounds share similar views on managing Idaho’s wildlife conservation and access to public lands.

Candidates for mayor see growth for Moscow

Ten years ago, left-leaning Moscow city councilors perceived as having anti-growth views were swept away by three Greater Moscow Alliance-backed members. Linda Pall was one of the left-leaning incumbent members …

Editorial: Review of S-R election endorsements

Please note that our endorsements are merely recommendations, and should be read as such. Voters are encouraged to find as much information as possible and decide for themselves

Trump fatigue? Female mayoral candidates dominate in Seattle

After 91 years, Seattle is poised to elect its second female mayor next week. Voters will choose between urban planner Cary Moon or former U.S. attorney Jenny Durkan to lead …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017

What we know: Idaho’s gubernatorial candidates’ assets

Idaho is one of just two states to not require elected officeholders to disclose their income, employer, property holdings and board memberships. Yet the three top Republican candidates running for …

Moscow City Council, mayor candidates talk goals, accomplishments

Candidates for Moscow City Council and mayor answered questions ranging from the role of city government to their thoughts on the city granting a conditional use permit to New Saint …

Replacements selected for open eastern Idaho Senate seat

Republicans in eastern Idaho have selected three candidates to replace former Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis.

Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Cold war clash, July 27, 1959

Spokane County Library District candidates down to two

Only two candidates remain in consideration to lead the Spokane County Library District. Cindy Moore, a former library director from Wyoming, is vying with Patrick Roewe, Spokane County’s deputy director, …

Recap of primary endorsements

Endorsements for 2106 Washington state primary election