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Idaho CD2: Smith accuses Simpson of immigration conspiracy; Simpson calls Smith a liar

Just over a week before Idaho’s May 20 primary, a new ad from 2d congressional district challenger Bryan Smith’s campaign ratchets up the intensity in an already heated contest with incumbent Mike Simpson. Smith’s latest ad claims Simpson voted in favor

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Boise to remodel Quail Hollow clubhouse

For the past several months, the city of Boise has been working on details of an anticipated remodel of the Quail Hollow Golf Course clubhouse, Boise Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Amy Stahl said. On Tuesday, the City Council is scheduled

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Idaho CD2: Democrat Stallings cranks up campaign machine

The Republican who wins the May 20 primary battle over Idaho’s 2d congressional district will be the favorite to win that seat in November’s general election. But the Republican nominee, whether it’s incumbent Mike Simpson or challenger Bryan Smith, might

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Idaho CD2: PolitiFact gives anti-Simpson ad “Pants on Fire” rating

The Tampa Bay Times’ PolitiFact.com blog has given an ad attacking Idaho 2d congressional district incumbent Congressman Mike Simpson its worst rating on the “Truth-O-Meter” scale. The ad, presented by the PAC for conservative group Madison Project, highlights several votes

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Idaho CD2: FactCheck.org takes issue with Simpson attack ad

A couple weeks ago, I took issue with a questionable claim that incumbent Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson’s campaign made in an ad attacking challenger Bryan Smith. Today, FactCheck.org brought up the same questionable claim in a dissection of the ad

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Idaho CD2: Another ad from Smith campaign

Ads for Idaho 2d congressional district candidates are coming fast now as Idaho’s May 20 Republican primary approaches. Challenger Bryan Smith, an Idaho Falls attorney, released a new TV ad Thursday, its second such release this week. Not to be

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Idaho CD2: Incumbent releases latest ad

Once again, “conservative” is the only word that seems to matter in the race between incumbent Mike Simpson and challenger Bryan Smith to represent Idaho’s 2d congressional district. Today, the Simpson campaign announced the release of a new TV ad,

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Idaho CD2: Smith releases new ad

With his campaign’s moment of truth — Idaho’s May 20 Republican primary — approaching fast, Idaho 2d congressional district challenger Bryan Smith has released a new ad attacking incumbent Mike Simpson. The ad follows on themes Smith and his campaign

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Idaho CD2: More of the same from Smith, Simpson campaigns

You were mistaken if you thought the tone of incumbent Mike Simpson’s and challenger Bryan Smith’s campaigns would change after they faced off in their first debate. Asked for their responses to the debate, both campaigns continued trying tell Republican

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Update coming on Boise’s Helen B. Lowder Park

Boise Parks and recreation is scheduled to provide an update May 13 on the development of Helen B. Lowder Park. Construction is expected to begin this summer on two tennis courts, two shelters, a horseshoe pit and volleyball court at

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