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Face Time: Allred staying focused on citizens’ interests

BOISE – Before Keith Allred ran for governor of Idaho, the former Harvard University professor was becoming an increasingly common sight in Idaho’s state Capitol, where he spent five years …


GOP incumbents finding easy wins in Idaho

A tumultuous election in Idaho led to high turnout and strong feelings, but the most-Republican-voting state in the nation was left little changed. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter rallied to win …


Allred plans campaign stops

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred and some of his supporters will roll through North Idaho on Monday for a series of “mini-rallies.” Allred, a former citizen activist and founder of …


National group fuels ads targeting Allred

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter likes to say he doesn’t go negative – all his TV campaign ads are positive and are about him, not his opponent. But there …


Budget at issue in final governor debate

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter defended his cuts to education and his track record as governor Thursday night, as he met four rivals in the final debate before Tuesday’s …


Job creation tops Idahoans’ concerns

With the election less than a week away, Idaho voters are worried about their state’s economy, wary of plans to run huge trucks across scenic U.S. Highway 12, and averse …


Incumbent Otter faces mediator, activist Allred

BOISE – Butch Otter’s long-awaited turn as Idaho’s governor – he first ran for the post in 1978 and served as lieutenant governor for 14 years – hasn’t turned out …


Otter and Allred on election issues

Here’s a look at how Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Democratic challenger Keith Allred differ on big issues in the race: • SCHOOL FUNDING: Otter approved an unprecedented 7.5 percent …


Allred wants to retain state control of wolves

BOISE – Keith Allred, Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, announced Thursday that he opposes Gov. Butch Otter’s decision to pull Idaho out of wolf management, and that if elected, …


Ad blames Otter for Idaho’s woes

BOISE – A new commercial from Keith Allred, the Democratic candidate for Idaho governor, blames GOP Gov. Butch Otter for the state of Idaho’s economy, saying Otter “focused on helping …


Otter debates two challengers

CALDWELL, Idaho – Cuts to dental programs for the poor became a surprise flashpoint of Wednesday evening’s debate between Republican Gov. Butch Otter and Democrat Keith Allred, as they went …


Governor, Allred spending heavily on ads

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday reported raising $752,000 in campaign funds in the past four months, while his Democratic challenger, Keith Allred, raised $372,500. With both candidates …


Idaho governor’s race

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is seeking a second term in office at a time when the state is facing historic budget cuts and high unemployment, and after he’s failed twice …


GOP ad targeting Allred on taxes

BOISE – The Idaho Republican Party has launched an attack ad against Democratic candidate for governor Keith Allred, charging that he’d tax everything from child care to church bake sales, …


Allred takes Otter to task on school cuts

BOISE – Keith Allred, the Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, is going after incumbent Butch Otter with a new TV commercial targeting Otter for this year’s school funding cuts. …


Gubernatorial rivals Otter, Allred play up their ranching roots

BOISE – They have castrated thousands of calves. They spend free time riding the range on horseback or hunting with shotguns slung over their shoulders. Cowboy hats, oversized belt buckles …


Campaign ad boasts of Otter’s energy focus

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s latest campaign commercial focuses on alternative energy, touting Idaho’s moves in that direction. But the Otter campaign could not document Otter’s claim in the …


Ad criticizes Otter’s school budget cuts

BOISE – With state education cuts high on Idahoans’ minds with the new school year under way, Gov. Butch Otter’s Democratic challenger, Keith Allred, has launched a new TV ad …


Discontent over funding could impact Idaho schools race

As Idaho voters make clear their displeasure with cuts to public education spending, the men running to lead the state’s schools for the next four years are campaigning in relative …


Expert cites tea party in Idaho poll’s divide

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s 16-point lead over Democrat Keith Allred masks weaknesses that show the race is far from over. Otter leads Allred 45 percent to 29 percent in a …


Eye on Boise: Big debates coming in top political races

BOISE – It’s debate season, with major debates set in the coming weeks in Idaho’s top political races, giving voters who tune in a chance to see and compare the …


Allred ad touts disputed tax role

BOISE – Another fight has erupted over the accuracy of 2010 campaign ads, with Republicans arguing that Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Keith Allred has no cause to boast about killing Gov. …


Idaho governor now opposes repeal of 17th Amendment

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter appears to be abandoning an issue important to many tea party activists. The Republican seeking a second term in the governor’s office declared during …


Governor hopefuls release new TV ads

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s first campaign commercial for his re-election bid contains a misleading claim, while that of his Democratic challenger, Keith Allred, includes an overstatement. But both …


Gas tax debate rekindled in Idaho

There’s good reason Washington license plates are such a common sight at Idaho gas stations near the state line – gas is just plain cheaper in Idaho. Among the reasons: …


Allred’s tax reform role attacked

BOISE – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred in 2006 played a major part in boosting a tax break for Idaho homeowners that’s reduced their annual payments, despite a Republican attack …


Idaho task force wary of hiking truck fees

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s transportation funding task force unanimously agreed Tuesday to accept a new state study showing heavy trucks underpay in Idaho compared to their wear and tear on …


Allred: Otter ‘career politician’

BOISE – During Thursday’s debate with Gov. Butch Otter, Democratic rival Keith Allred painted himself as a citizen activist fighting a career politician whose three decades in office align him …


Allred, Otter engage in lively gubernatorial debate

During today’s debate with Gov. Butch Otter, Democratic rival Keith Allred painted himself as a citizen activist fighting a career politician whose three decades in office align him with special …


Keith Allred top Idaho fundraiser

Democratic candidate Keith Allred out-raised incumbent GOP Gov. Butch Otter in the latest fundraising period, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday.