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Gingrich Has Range Of Options: He Could Pay Penalty Himself

He could have the money deducted from his congressional paycheck. He could write off the whole matter as just one more political expense. He could set up a legal defense …


Idaho Delegation Supports Gingrich Despite Fund-Raising Snub, Chenoweth And Crapo Back Speaker For 2nd Term

Embattled U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich appears to have the support of Idaho’s congressional delegation, even though he snubbed U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth for a major fund-raising event last year. …


Spending On Congressional Elections Sets Record

The battle for control of Congress pushed the price for the fall elections to a new high of $626.4 million. Congressional candidates in the general election alone spent $36.8 million, …


Gingrich Backer Won’t Support His Re-Election

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Non-Citizens Admit Voting In Disputed Election Dornan’s Complaints After Narrow Loss No Longer Just Sour Grapes

After a humiliating loss of his congressional seat to a political novice, nine-term Rep. Robert Dornan was dismissed by many as a sore loser for his seemingly outlandish allegations of …


Smith And Baird Head To Recount Congressional Race So Tight That Law Requires New Tally

The contest between U.S. Rep. Linda Smith and challenger Brian Baird almost certainly will be decided after a recount of ballots, a state official said Wednesday. Smith had an 854-vote …


Ballots Recounted By Hand Smith-Baird Race Headed For Mandatory Recount

The Thurston County Canvass Board on Tuesday agreed to recount by hand a sampling of ballots to determine if the county’s computerized counting machine might have miscounted votes in the …


Democrat Concedes To Metcalf Quigley Led On Election Day But Was Beaten By Absentees

One of Washington state’s two long-hanging contests for Congress ended quietly late Saturday when Democratic state Sen. Kevin Quigley reached 2nd District GOP Rep. Jack Metcalf to concede defeat. “I …


Status Quo Rule Of The Day In Idaho

Idaho races The faces in Idaho’s statewide political landscape changed little Tuesday, and voters appeared reluctant to change much else, judging by the failure of most ballot initiatives. Sen. Larry …


Craig Still In The Senate Saddle Expensive Challenge By Minnick Can’t Unseat 16-Year Veteran

Walt Minnick and campaign aides move through crowds gathered at Boise’s Red Lion Tuesday night. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Election ‘96: State-By-State

1. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., watches election results on television with his daughters Vanessa, right, and Alexandra. Photo by Associated Press 2. Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, kisses his wife Wendy …


Chenoweth Survives Challenge Freshman Republican Promises More Maturity In Her Second Term

1. Chenoweth responds to favorable early results Tuesday. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. Dan Williams and his wife watch early returns in Boise that show him trailing Tuesday. Photo …


Voters Pick A Divided Government Republicans Gain In Senate, Lose Some Ground In House

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Gop Holds Control Of Congress Power Of Incumbency Reaffirmed As Government Remains Divided

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Nethercutt Wins A Convincing Victory Says His Success Is A Win For Campaign With A ‘Positive Message’

1. Rep. George Nethercutt responds to chants of “George, George,” at the downtown Red Lion on Tuesday. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review 2. Judy Olson mixes at the Ridpath. Photo …


Election ‘96

U.S SENATE 57 percent of vote CANDIDATE VOTES PCT. x Larry Craig (R) 160,630 59% Walt Minnick (D) 103,594 38%


Baucus Calls Hitler Ad ‘Grotesque’ Pro-Gun Group Likens Senator’s Stance To Genocidal Policies

A newspaper advertisement likening Sen. Max Baucus’ stand on gun control to the genocidal policies of Adolph Hitler was deplored Monday by Baucus as “grotesque.” The full-page ad appeared in …


It’s Down To The Homestretch Candidates Spend Sunday Trying To Get Voters To Polls

Former Speaker of the House Tom Foley, right, stumps for Judy Olson, candidate for the 5th Congressional District at a Democratic rally at the Ridpath on Sunday. Photo by Associated …


Craig Has Clout To Create Jobs

If all things were equal, U.S. Sen. Larry Craig’s opponent would be a solid choice to represent Idaho. Democrat Walt Minnick is a self-made centrist millionaire with ties to timber, …


Feel Ignored? Here Are The Debate Gems

It’s an odd election year when a U.S. senator refuses to debate his opponent in North Idaho, but northerners shouldn’t despair. North-South Notes is pleased to bring you highlights from …


Debate Goes To Extremes Chenoweth, Williams Say The Other Is Out Of Touch

Democratic congressional challenger Dan Williams, within striking distance of pulling off an upset, used an hour-long televised debate Friday night to try to paint conservative Republican Rep. Helen Chenoweth as …


Nethercutt, Olson Tackle Complicated College Loans In Final Debate, Education Topic Not So Easy To Explain

George Nethercutt and Judy Olson spent their sixth and last debate Thursday much like their first one - arguing over what was a cut and what wasn’t in the recently …


Williams Says Chenoweth Ad Crosses The Line Democrat Says His Quote Is Taken Out Of Context

Congressional candidate Dan Williams called Thursday on U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth to drop an ad that he says takes a snippet of video from a Coeur d’Alene debate out of …


Sounding Out Idaho A Dead Heat In 1st District Poll Finds Chenoweth Locked In Tough Race With Williams

U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth and challenger Dan Williams are in a dead heat with just days left before the election, according to a new poll. The poll, conducted Sunday and …


Larry Craig

Resume: Age 51 … bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Idaho, graduate work at George Washington University in political and economic development … Idaho National Guard, 1971-72, …


U.S. Senate Craig Vs. Minnick: Longtime Incumbent Senator Faces Challenge From Executive, Former Nixon Aide

1. Larry Craig, Republican 2. Walt Minnick, Democrat


Walt Minnick

Resume: Age 54 … bachelor’s degree in economics from Whitman College, MBA and law degree from Harvard … Army ROTC, served as Army officer in Washington, D.C. … served on …


Dan Williams

Resume: Age 34 … Graduated cum laude from Yale, law degree from University of Michigan … worked as a lawyer for Holland & Hart in Boise, then opened own practice, …


Helen Chenoweth

Resume: Age 58 … One term, U.S. House; political and natural resource consultant; chief of staff, former Rep. Steve Symms; former director, Idaho Republican Party; attended, Whitworth College; divorced, two …


Race For U.S. House Nethercutt Vs. Olson: Congressional Election Looks Like Referendum On ‘Contract With America’

Rep. George Nethercutt’s re-election campaign is in many ways a referendum on the first Republican Congress in 40 years. He’s proud of what the House of Representatives, led by Speaker …