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Labor Snub Not Fatal For Minnick

Organized labor’s rebuff of Walt Minnick may not be the fatal blow to his candidacy that it appeared to be on the surface. The Boise businessman, waging an underdog campaign …


Labor Cool To Minnick Even With Wage Push

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Walt Minnick is underwriting a plan to put a minimum-wage-raising initiative before voters this fall. That drive has revived an initiative the Idaho AFL-CIO launched in …


Panel Plans To Restore Farm Funds Nethercutt Behind Amendment That Will Put $98 Million Back Into Budget After It Was Taken Out Last Week

After a week of criticism from farm groups and even some Republican leaders, a House committee is set to restore money to a new agriculture program. U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt …


In The House

GOP working on welfare WASHINGTON - A House Ways and Means subcommittee approved a new Republican welfare-to-work plan Wednesday and voted 8-4 along party lines to send it to the …


Election Results

Here are the unofficial final results in area contested races. The winners in each party face off in November. President (statewide tally) Bob Dole, Republican 73,843 Pat Buchanan, Republican 26,413 …


Most Incumbents Win In Idaho Voting

Incumbent politicians did well across Idaho in Tuesday’s primary, for the most part trouncing same-party challengers. But there were some rumblings, especially from the right. With 93 percent of precincts …


Chenoweth-Williams Race Begins Incumbent Discounts Surprisingly Strong Showing By Her Republican Challenger

U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth and Democratic challenger Dan Williams are looking ahead to a lively race after both defeated little-known opponents in Tuesday’s primary. Chenoweth’s GOP challenger, Nampa physician William …


Campaign Trail Lined With Controversy Republican District 2 Senate Primary Candidates Are No Strangers To Criticism

One candidate promotes family values despite a trail of court records that raise questions about his marital fidelity. The incumbent has trouble grasping the magnitude of the state budget.


Smith, Bruggere Win In Oregon Races In Arkansas, Democrats Face Runoff To Challenge Huckabee

Two millionaires sailed to easy wins Tuesday in Oregon’s Senate primaries, while two veteran state lawmakers advanced to a runoff in Arkansas’ Democratic Senate primary. Gordon Smith, making his second …


Sounding Out Idaho Chenoweth Has A Fight On Her Hands, Says Poll Williams Backed By 36% Though Many Idahoans Never Heard Of Him

Copyright 1996, The Spokesman-Review U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth is facing a tougher re-election campaign than Sen. Larry Craig, according to a new statewide poll. The poll, conducted by Mason-Dixon Political …


Campaign ‘96

A nod from labor A Democrat who isn’t yet officially running for Congress picked up a key endorsement last weekend. Former Washington Wheatgrowers President Judy Olson of Garfield, who is …


Nethercutt Offers Option To Wage Hike Lawmaker Wants To Make Social Security Deductions Tax Exempt

American workers currently pay a tax on a tax because their Social Security payments are subject to the income tax. And that’s not fair, U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt argued Friday. …


Southerner To Assume Senate Helm Mississippians Vie For Dole’s Leadership Post

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Political Jockeying Begins In Earnest To Succeed Dole As Senate Leader Smart Money Is On Mississippi’s Trent Lott, Now 2nd In Command

Bob Dole’s senatorial life wasn’t even quite over before the race began Thursday to succeed him as majority leader. “All they are talking about is the leadership race now,” said …


Senate Approves Compromise On Immigration Most Provisions On Legal Immigrants Have Been Struck From Bill

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to toughen the country’s immigration laws to stymie those attempting to enter the United States illegally and make earning a living difficult for those who …


Craig Accused Of Woolly Thinking Idaho Senator’s Support Of Sheep Industry Blasted By Conservative Columnist George Will

Conservative columnist George Will criticized Idaho Sen. Larry Craig in an article in this week’s Newsweek magazine, saying Craig’s support for a $20 million sheep industry program conflicts with his …


Ill Challenger Asks To Debate Chenoweth Levinger Remains A Patient In Psychiatric Ward

U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth’s Republican challenger called her office this week and challenged her to a debate, although he still was a patient in a hospital psychiatric ward. Khris Bershers, …


My Plan Would Make Our Forests Sound, Productive

I ‘ve spent my entire adult life turning trees into jobs. As president and CEO of TJ International, a $630 million-per-year Idaho-based forest products company, I created thousands of good …


Confident Chenoweth Low On Cash

Confident that Idaho’s populace is firmly in her camp, U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth isn’t concerned about her skimpy campaign war chest, she said Saturday. Chenoweth was in Coeur d’Alene for …


Campaign ‘96

Lean on thee Democratic Senate challenger Walt Minnick this week called for a Justice Department investigation into Republican Sen. Larry Craig’s staff. Craig aide Norman Arsenault allegedly told Bureau of …


Candidate Arrested For Trespassing

William Levinger, the Nampa physician challenging U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth in the Republican primary, was arrested for trespassing at a TV studio Wednesday after he refused to leave, and then …


Angry Dole Withdraws Immigration Bill

Sen. Bob Dole suddenly pulled the immigration bill from the Senate floor Tuesday, angered by Democratic attempts to force votes on amendments dealing with the minimum wage and Social Security, …


House Passes ‘Taxpayer Bill Of Rights’

House Republicans and Democrats put aside election-year differences over taxes Tuesday to pass unanimously a “taxpayer bill of rights” that would make it more difficult for the Internal Revenue Service …


Spokane Mediator Runs For Congress Third Democrat Challenges Rep. Nethercutt

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Crapo Seeks Third Term As U.S. Congressman

Republican Congressman Michael Crapo formally kicked off his campaign for a third term on Tuesday, reiterating his commitment to reducing the federal government’s influence on day-to-day life. “It’s important that …


Doctor Challenges Chenoweth Newcomer To Politics Joins Race To Oust Gop Lawmaker

Republican Congressman Helen Chenoweth got a last-minute opponent Friday afternoon for the party nomination in the May 28 primary election. Nampa physician William Levinger, who has never run for public …


Party Unknown Wants To Clean Up

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Chenoweth Launches Re-Election Campaign

U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth launched her re-election campaign Thursday, saying she wants to continue to shrink the size of government. “We need to do away with most of the regulations …


Chenoweth Promises More Of The Same Lawmaker Sounds Wise-Use Themes To Announce Re-Election Campaign

U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth launched her re-election campaign Thursday, saying she wants to continue to shrink the size of government. “We need to do away with most of the regulations …


Chenoweth’s Comments Return To Sender

U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth told Idahoans she opposes privatizing the U.S. Postal Service, but she’s a co-sponsor of legislation to do just that, her Democratic opponent said Wednesday. “Either she …