Tag Archives: Larry Craig

Immigration central to battle between Labrador and Minnick

How to solve illegal immigration is one of the most contested issues in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Both of the major party candidates, incumbent Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick and Republican state Rep. Raul Labrador, have spent campaign time and money … Continue reading

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Craig questions Minnick’s conservative record (audio)

Former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig said Rep. Walt Minnick’s political stance has changed since the 1996 race for the U.S. Senate between the two men.  Craig also said he’s backing Minnick’s challenger in the November general election, Republican state Rep. … Continue reading

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Labrador supported leniency for illegal youngsters as recently as 2007 (audio)

The Republican nominee for Congress, Raul Labrador, has had to answer questions about his stance on immigration since the day he declared his intention to run for Congress in early December of 2010.  The same day Labrador jumped in the … Continue reading

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Minnick criticized Sen. Craig in 1996 for franking privilege he now uses

In 1996 when then-citizen Walt Minnick ran to unseat then-Sen. Larry Craig, Minnick took exception with Craig running as a “fiscal conservative” while using the congressional franking privileges to send out more than $132,000 worth of taxpayer-funded mailings to constituents. … Continue reading

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Reports: O’Barto out as Ward’s campaign manager

Several local and national news outlets, including the Idaho Press-Tribune and Politico.com, are reporting that Vaughn Ward is restructuring his campaign staff and has fired his campaign manager, Ryan O’Barto.  The firing comes amid a myriad of missteps for the Ward campaign, … Continue reading

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Education confirmation hearing brings up questions about funding

Questions on funding for higher education, the location of law schools, and public role models were aimed at Idaho State Board of Education appointee Emma Atchley of Ashton in her confirmation hearing before the Senate Education Committee Wednesday. “I hope … Continue reading

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