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Williams: Wife’s Pregnancy Reaffirms His Commitment To Family Programs

Congressional candidate Dan Williams called a press conference Tuesday to highlight his support for programs for young families, and threw in an announcement that he and his wife are expecting …


3 Senate Races Top $50,000 Mark Reed Vs. Riggs Most Expensive Race In North Idaho, Reports Show

Three North Idaho state Senate races have topped the $50,000 mark in campaign fund raising, according to reports filed Tuesday. The race between longtime Sen. Mary Lou Reed, D-Coeur d’Alene, …


Sounding Out Washington Survey Finds Nethercutt Holding Lead Over Olson Poll Finds Many Trust Incumbent To Do The Right Thing On Medicare

Freshman Rep. George Nethercutt has the edge over Democratic challenger Judy Olson in Eastern Washington’s congressional race - in part because voters seem more likely to trust him on one …


Craig, Minnick Again Fight Over Ads

Republican Sen. Larry Craig clashed with his Democratic challenger, Walt Minnick, Tuesday night over his advertising campaign, claiming Minnick is still running offensively negative ads after saying he would end …


Nethercutt, Olson Debate Grows Sharper Ruby Ridge, Nethercutt’s Home In D.C. Added To Usual Medicare, Government Spending Issues During Televised Debate

George Nethercutt and Judy Olson plowed familiar ground with increasingly sharper rhetoric Sunday in Spokane, sparring over federal programs for seniors and schools. While they were at it, they touched …


Helen’s Hard Core Loyalists Don’t Give Up Like Those Who Backed George Hansen, Chenoweth Fans Staunchly Anti-Abortion, Religious Conservatives

George Hansen had the “Hansen Hard Core.” The group of loyalists supported the flamboyant Republican congressman no matter what, allowing him to win the 2nd District congressional seat seven times …


Push Polls Trying To Trick, Not Treat, Area Voters

Halloween is several days away, but political partisans are already masquerading as pollsters while they try to sway voters in Eastern Washington’s congressional race. Voters in Spokane and Garfield counties …


Republican Ads Assume Victory By Clinton

House Republicans, implicitly conceding Bob Dole’s defeat in the presidential race, are undertaking a television advertising campaign to argue that a Republican Congress is needed to deny President Clinton “a …


The Candidates Unplugged: Nethercutt Vs. Olson Freed From TV’s Sound-Bite Approach, Rivals Quietly Clash In S-R Meeting Room

1. George Nethercutt, Republican 2. Judy Olson, Democrat 3. George Nethercutt, Republican 4. Judy Olson, Democrat


Dan Williams Challenges Authority Youthful Contender Thinks Chenoweth Has Been An Embarrassment To Idaho

1. (Dan Williams) 2. Helen Chenoweth, Republican 3. Dan Williams, Democrat


Idaho Voters Play Hot Potatoes Notoriously Independent State May Be Weary Of Craig, Chenoweth

Finding a Democrat in this state after the electoral wipeout of 1994 used to require a mining light and compass. Republicans thought they had created a single-party utopia, where President …


Hastings, Locke Battle In Central Washington Incumbent Proud Of Voting Gop Line: ‘I Am A Republican,’ Hastings Says

Rep. Richard “Doc” Hastings is getting tired of being called a clone of House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The central Washington Republican has been slammed repeatedly by Democrats in general - …


Nethercutt Part Of Delicate Balance

In his book “Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms,” political consultant Ed Rollins said this about George Nethercutt: “He is a friendly, articulate guy, well liked by his friends and neighbors.”


Clinton To Help Fellow Candidates President’s Travel Overlaps Districts Important To Congress

Putting the strength of his coattails to the test, President Clinton plans a final-week push for a Democratic Congress just as more Republicans urge voters to keep the GOP in …


Chenoweth In Line With Idaho Values

Congresswoman Helen Chenoweth’s Democratic opponent would like you to think the Republican freshman is an extremist. That she is a polarizing force. That she’s out of touch with the Idaho …


Minnick Rips Craig Ads On Dam Stance

Democratic senatorial candidate Walt Minnick says he does not support tearing down lower Snake River dams to boost salmon runs, as one of Republican incumbent Larry Craig’s latest radio ads …


Campaign ‘96

And the Democratic mascot is … Bethine Church, widow of the late Democratic U.S. Sen. Frank Church (yes, there was a person, not just a wilderness area) ought to consider …


Voters Get Another Chance To Send Marching Orders ‘96 Election Seen As Referendum On Republicans

The voters surprised everyone - the Republicans, the president, maybe even themselves - two years ago when they put Republicans fully in charge of Congress for the first time in …


Minnick Pulls TV, Radio Ads He Says Voters Are Sick Of Negative Campaign, Challenges Craig To Drop His

U.S. Senate candidate Walt Minnick on Thursday pulled all his television and radio ads, saying Idahoans are tired of the negative campaign between him and Sen. Larry Craig. Minnick said …


War-Chest Rich Nethercutt Slams Olson Pac Money He Criticizes Percentage Of Funds From Pacs

Rep. George Nethercutt started the last month of his re-election campaign with five times the contributions and twice as much political action committee money as his Democratic rival, Judy Olson. …


Chenoweth Wants To Make Social Security Optional

U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth wants to allow Americans to opt out of Medicare and Social Security. The change may take two generations to complete, Chenoweth reiterated Monday.


Minnick, Craig Spar Over Ads About Taxes

Democratic challenger Walt Minnick accused Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig of distorting his position on taxes in Craig’s recent television and radio commercials. In particular, Minnick said on Tuesday that …


Number Of Black Gop Candidates Is Shrinking

GOP dreams of electing more black Republicans to Congress are fizzling this fall, with fewer running than in 1994 and none given a strong chance of winning. Black Democrats seem …


Hastings Gets ‘Zero’ For Support Nethercutt Also Blasted For Tobacco Industry Donations

(From For the Record, October 24, 1996): Rep. George Nethercutt, R-Wash., has accepted no campaign contributions from the tobacco industry. A headline in Wednesday’s Spokesman-Review incorrectly indicated otherwise.


Campaign Donations Keep Rolling In Williams, Chenoweth Collecting Thousands, Spending Thousands On Media Blitzes

Embattled Republican Rep. Helen Chenoweth raised another $86,000 during the first 16 days of this month and poured $110,000 more into television and radio advertising to try to blunt organized …


Williams Calls Labor Ads On Medicare ‘Misleading’

Even though the commercials are designed to help him, Idaho Democratic congressional candidate Dan Williams says he is troubled by special interest groups’ television ads that may mislead voters. Williams …


Candidate’s Spouse Ticketed As Vandal

Republican Rep. Robert Dornan’s son made a citizen’s arrest when he saw a man tearing down his father’s campaign signs - it was the husband of Dornan’s congressional opponent. Stephen …


Afl-Cio ‘Voter Guides’ Break New Ground Televised Ads Aren’t Covered By Campaign-Finance Laws

The AFL-CIO’s campaign against the Republican Congress is breaking new ground with television ads it calls “voter guides.” After months of running so-called “issue ads” which criticize the votes taken …


Gop Tries To Intimidate TV Stations

“ILLEGAL MINNICK TV ADS EXPOSED” screamed the headline in a news release from the National Republican Senatorial Committee. In what has become almost routine in major elections, a national group …


Green Candidates Stepping Out Of The Forests Environmentalists More Active In Political Mainstream

Not since the late U.S. Sen. Frank Church saddled his horse for a pack ride into the Idaho wilderness have local environmentalists been so enthused about their chance to send …