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Idaho CD2: Simpson unleashes latest attack ad on Smith

The campaign for Idaho second congressional district incumbent Mike Simpson released its latest attack ad on challenger Bryan Smith on Thursday. The 30-second spot will air in the Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Boise markets — the second congressional district’s

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Idaho CD2: Challenger Smith revisits ACORN accusations against Simpson

The ACORN issue is back in Idaho’s second congressional district race. The campaign for challenger Bryan Smith on Thursday slammed incumbent Mike Simpson for denying that he voted to continue funding the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, better

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Idaho CD2: Smith keeps hammering Simpson from the right

If there’s been a single theme in Bryan Smith’s campaign to replace eight-term incumbent Mike Simpson as Idaho’s second-district representative in Congress, it’s been to call Simpson a liberal, or at least, too liberal for Idaho. Today, with barely a

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Idaho CD2: Strange robocall about Simpson irks Canadians, Oregonians

Both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the campaign for Idaho second congressional district incumbent Mike Simpson say they had nothing to do with a bizarre robocall that seems to have made the rounds in at least Oregon and part

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Idaho CD2: Smith among WaPo’s Q1 fundraising “losers”

Today, Washington Post bloggers Sean Sullivan and Aaron Blake called Idaho second congressional district challenger Bryan Smith a fundraising loser in the first quarter, the last full quarter before Idaho’s May 20 Republican primary. Smith, an Idaho Falls attorney and debt

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Mitt Romney gives Simpson campaign star power

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a TV ad of Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney endorsing Mike Simpson, who’s fighting to hold on to his seat in Congress. In the slick 30-second spot, Romney, well-dressed and coiffed as always, looks

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Boise city attorney returning to private practice

Boise city attorney Cary Colaianni will leave his position at the end of the month to return to private practice, the city announced Tuesday. Colaianni has represented the city since 2004. The city’s announcement recognized Colainni’s work on reorganization of the

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Idaho CD2: Challenger Smith adds $137,000 to campaign haul

Idaho Falls attorney Bryan Smith’s campaign brought its total fundraising total to more than $675,000, far more than any challenger incumbent Mike Simpson has faced. But the pace of Smith’s fundraising fell off in the first three months of this

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Boise childcare health standards open houses coming up

People who love, hate or feel something else about Boise City Councilman T.J. Thomson’s proposed Healthy Child Care Initiatives will have two chances to let the city of Boise know what they think. The city is hosting open houses Saturday

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Documentary filmmaker eyes Idaho’s Second Congressional District race

A.J. Schnack, best known for the documentaries “Kurt Cobain: About a Son” and “Caucus,” which recorded the chaos of the 2012 Republican presidential campaigns in Iowa, is considering making the Republican primary campaign in Idaho’s Second Congressional District part of

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