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Cammermeyer To Run For Congress Retired Colonel Famed For Successful Fight Against Guard’s Discharging Her As Lesbian

Cammermeyer


Nethercutt Begins Campaign With Talk To Spokane Vets

Nethercutt


Hale Drops Out To Avoid Aiding Chenoweth Congressional Candidate Says He Was Afraid Of Splitting Vote

One of Helen Chenoweth’s congressional challengers is dropping out of the race but might be back in two years. High-tech executive John Hale said he feared he would split the …


Clinton To Visit Seattle For Demo Fund Raising Sen. Murray, Party To Benefit From Stop En Route To Vancouver

President Clinton will make a brief stopover visit in Seattle next month while en route to the Asia Pacific Economic Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Nov. 22 visit - …


More Candidates Pop Up On Idaho Election Scene

Three more Idahoans have joined the parade of politicians running for statewide office. The announcements began in earnest after Gov. Phil Batt said last month he would not run for …


Nethercutt Decides Against Senate Race Republican To Seek Third Term In House, Says Family Comes Before Fund-Raising

Rep. George Nethercutt says he won’t pursue U.S. Senate seat. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Simpson Considers Senate Run Decision Hinges On Whether Kempthorne Tries For Governor

House Speaker Michael Simpson says he might consider a run for the U.S. Senate if GOP incumbent Dirk Kempthorne decides to campaign for governor. The Blackfoot Republican has long been …


Chenoweth Challenger Optimistic Gop Primary Opponent Paquin Runs Grass-Roots E-Mail Campaign

Paquin


Poll Shows Murray Would Be Re-Elected Survey Done For Nethercutt, A Potential Candidate, Shows Vulnerabilities For Both Murray And Smith

Washington is headed for a tight U.S. Senate race in 1998, with Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and her best-known GOP challenger, Rep. Linda Smith, showing political vulnerabilities, according to a …


Sutherland Expected To Run For Senate Pierce County Executive Will Hold Series Of News Conferences Across State Today

Pierce County Executive Doug Sutherland has scheduled a series of news conferences today, when he is expected to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Sutherland, a Republican, has news …


Big Gop Backer Endorses Paquin Boise Businessman Contributed To Chenoweth Campaign In L996

A major financial contributor to U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth’s 1996 re-election campaign has endorsed her challenger for the 1998 Republican nomination. Jim Nelson, a major GOP contributor and owner of …


Paquin Challenges Chenoweth To Debates On Jobs, Education Gop Candidate Says He’s Tired Of Incumbent’s Canned Responses

Republican congressional challenger Tony Paquin says he’s tired of “canned responses” from incumbent Rep. Helen Chenoweth and he thinks it’s time for a series of debates on the real issues. …


Chenoweth May Get Second Challenger High-Tech Exec John Hale Considering Entering Primary

CORRECTION Views misstated: John Hale, a high-tech executive who is considering running against U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth, R-Idaho, is a moderate Republican. A story in Tuesday’s Idaho Spokesman-Review misstated his …


Paquin Says He Won’t Take Special Interest Money

North Idaho businessman Tony Paquin, challenging Republican Rep. Helen Chenoweth in next year’s primary election, said Friday he will not accept contributions from special interest groups. “Idaho voters are fed …


Gingrich, Armey To Check Out Forest Chenoweth Announces Visit, Indicating Re-Election Backing

U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth, facing what could be a significant primary challenge, will lead House Speaker Newt Gingrich and other congressional leaders on a forestry tour of central Idaho later …


Chenoweth Camp Names Donors Nearly Third Of Contributions Less Than $200, Disclosure Says

Republican Rep. Helen Chenoweth opened the 1998 campaign season again relying heavily on small donors for financial support in her bid for a third term. But after nearly three years …


Reform Party Endorses Paquin For Gop Nominee

The Reform Party of Idaho has endorsed Tony Paquin for the Republican nomination in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, attacking incumbent Rep. Helen Chenoweth as ineffective and an embarrassment to the …


Paquin High On Enthusiasm, Low On Money

If enthusiasm counts for anything, Tony Paquin looks like the best bet to end Rep. Helen Chenoweth’s congressional career after four years. The Coeur d’Alene businessman is the only challenger …


Murray Raises Funds At Record Clip Her $601,000 Re-Election Fund Surpasses Pace Of Gorton’s $5.1 Million Total In 1994

Anticipating one of the country’s toughest re-election races in 1998, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., raised more than $601,000 during the first half of this year. Murray is raking in dollars …


Chenoweth Ineffective, Opponent Says Tony Paquin Officially Joins Race, Targets Jobs, Education And Tax Reform

Paquin


Hayden Lake’s Tony Paquin To Run Against Helen Chenoweth

Hayden Lake businessman Tony Paquin said Monday he’s decided to challenge U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth in the 1998 Republican congressional primary. Paquin, 38, spent the past four months assessing a …


Gop Recruitment Drive On For Candidate To Oppose Smith State Party Chair Dale Foreman Out; Radio Talk-Show Host Considering Run

Republican leaders looking for a candidate to challenge Congresswoman Linda Smith for the GOP nomination to the U.S. Senate won’t find one in Dale Foreman. Foreman, chairman of the state …


Murray Bid Won’t Be ‘Cakewalk’ Many Voters May Be Willing To Consider Another Candidate, Poll Shows

Sen. Patty Murray faces some red flags in next year’s re-election campaign: Nearly two-thirds of the voters may be willing to at least consider another candidate. A poll of the …


$5 Million Sought For Murray Campaign

A feminist fund-raising committee wants to raise $5 million for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray’s 1998 re-election campaign, placing the Washington state Democrat in its “highest priority” category. Emily’s List, a …


Paquin Speech Is All Business

Tony Paquin has been all over the state, testing the waters for a run against U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth. Next he’ll step onto a statewide stage - right in Coeur …


Businessman Ready To Take On Chenoweth

One North Idaho businessman already is eager for the 1998 campaign to begin. Tony Paquin of Coeur d’Alene wants badly to challenge second-term U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth in next year’s …


Pattern Same, But Nethercutt Says His Donors Followed Law

When state regulators announced their record fine of wealthy Othello farmer Pete Taggares Sr. last week, Rep. George Nethercutt didn’t immediately respond to questions about similar Taggares donations to his …


State Fines Campaign Donor Millionaire Who Gave Illegally To Foreman Also Gave To Nethercutt

A state investigation into illegal campaign contributions from an Eastern Washington potato magnate raises questions about similar donations to Rep. George Nethercutt’s 1994 campaign. Peter Taggares Sr. of Othello agreed …


Chenoweth May Have Challenger In ‘98 Coeur D’Alene Businessman Tony Paquin Considers Run In Republican Primary

Paquin


New Signs Of Illegal Votes In Dornan Loss

More than 200 non-citizens who were registered to vote by an immigrant rights group may have voted illegally in the House race in which Republican Rep. Bob Dornan lost a …