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Republicans plan anti-Palin protest Friday

Sarah Palin’s presence at an event can draw thousands out to see her speak and evoke emotional responses from those who either love or detest her. It appears her presence will become a divisive force in Idaho politics when she … Continue reading

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One of three men seeking Labrador’s state seat withdraws, endorses former foe

Though most of the attention surrounding state Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, is centered on his run for Congress, there was a three-man race to take his seat in the Idaho State Legislature.  That was the case until Wednesday, when Christopher … Continue reading

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GOP state controller’s race centers on transparency and state lands

The challenger to Idaho State Controller Donna Jones in the Republican primary says he’ll make sure more government spending records are posted online and wants to help small logging companies bid on timber contracts on state lands.  Jones, who’s seeking … Continue reading

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Otter’s campaign rejects resignation rumor

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has no plans to step down if he wins the May Republican primary or the November general election.  Otter’s campaign manager, Debbie Field, said a rumor spread by challengers in the governor’s race is not true.  … Continue reading

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Social media showing its negative side in Republican primary

The use of social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter has become more prevalent in the political world as candidates, parties, and elected officials look to reach potential voters and constituents through every possible communication medium.  The use of … Continue reading

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Bradbury tries to shed activist label in debate with Burdick before lawyers

Judge John Bradbury told lawyers and judges in Boise Wednesday that he’s not a rebel in a robe or a loose cannon, and that he’s challenging Justice Roger Burdick for a seat on the Idaho Supreme Court because he wants … Continue reading

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Energy Resources director approves of progress of appliance rebate program

On Tuesday, IdahoReporter.com reported that in excess of $500,000 has been distributed by the state in an appliance rebate program funded by the federal government.   Office of Energy Resources (OER) director Paul Kjellander said Wednesday he believes the program is … Continue reading

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Ward makes it official: Palin coming to Qwest Arena in Boise to stump for him

Vaughn Ward, a Marine reservist vying for the Republican nod to take on Democratic incumbent Walt Minnick in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, will soon get some help from a superstar politician in his bid to defeat state Rep. Raul Labrador, … Continue reading

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Abortion is Bayes’ top priority

Frequent Republican candidate and anti-abortion activist Walt Bayes of Wilder is one of several challengers trying to unseat Gov. Butch Otter in this month’s primary election.  Bayes lost to Otter in the GOP primary four years ago, garnering 3.2 percent … Continue reading

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GOP contenders wonder if Otter will resign

Rex Rammell and Sharon Ullman tried to sway away GOP voters from re-electing Gov. Butch Otter by criticizing his plan to raise some taxes for roadwork last year, by naming areas of the state and federal government that aren’t working, … Continue reading

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