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LeFavour joins crowded congressional race, McGeachin does not

The two-week filing period for Idaho politicians has come to an end and now residents know who they’ll see on their primary and general election ballots in coming months. Both Idaho congressional races are crowded, but the race for the … Continue reading

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Legislative filings will bring colossal change to the Idaho Capitol

Turnover is the name of the game in coming elections. Filing period for legislative offices closed Friday and though there are more than 300 contestants vying for 105 seats, there is one constant: There will be a lot of new … Continue reading

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Simpson wins Republican nod, thanks challengers for running ‘issues-based campaigns’

Though results are still pouring into clerk’s office in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District, Congressman Mike Simpson, who has served in the U.S. Congress since 1999, has won the Republican nomination.  Simpson defeated state Rep. Russ Mathews, R-Idaho Falls, Chick Heileson, … Continue reading

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In Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District, it’s all about TARP

Arguably, Congressman Mike Simpson is Idaho’s most powerful politician on the federal level.  He has served in the U.S. House since 1999 and is a sitting member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which helps to set budgets and divvy … Continue reading

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Utah senate race may have dire implications for Simpson’s re-election bid (video)

At a statewide Republican convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, that state’s junior senator, Bob Bennett, finishing his third term in the U.S. Senate,  was prevented from seeking a fourth term for office in an electoral shocker that will … Continue reading

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Simpson, Heileson and Mathews set to debate Sunday

Voters in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District, which covers the eastern portion of the state, including parts of Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and Rexburg, can get a closer look at the three men who want to represent them in … Continue reading

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Simpson opposes repeal of 17th Amendment, Ward shares his reasoning for supporting it

State Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, and Vaughn Ward created quite a stir when both said Saturday night at a Tea Party forum in Eagle that they would support repealing the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That amendment, pushed forward … Continue reading

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Idaho’s congressional candidates get into social media mix

(Note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on the evolving use of social media in government and campaigns.  Part 1 of the series examined how state departments are integrating the use of Twitter and Facebook in their … Continue reading

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Congressional candidates meet in Eagle for Tea Party forum

Candidates from both of Idaho’s congressional districts – 10 in all – met in the auditorium at Eagle High School Saturday night to respond to four common questions and to take questions from the audience.  The forum featured Republican and … Continue reading

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Two Congressional forums set for Treasure Valley this week

Those who want a closer look at candidates vying for both congressional seats in Idaho will have two chances this week to hear from those running. Thursday night in Nampa there will be one forum for those in the race … Continue reading

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