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As NPR declares Smith-Simpson a bellwether, BIPAC’s Casey back in town

National Public Radio star David Greene will spend the week in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District because he says the race between tea party challenger Bryan Smith and eight-term GOP Rep. Mike Simpson is a “bellwether” on the battle for control

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Panel discussion on delay of Idaho Medicaid expansion set Monday at Statehouse

Though Gov. Butch Otter has put the topic off for a second year, the conversation continues about whether to expand Medicaid to about 100,000 more Idahoans. The Idaho Jobs Coalition is hosting a forum titled, “The High Cost of Low

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Third Super PAC — this one Idaho-based — to back Congressman Simpson

The state’s most influential business group — the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry — has established a new Super PAC in large part to support eight-term Republican Congressman Mike Simpson’s re-election in 2014. IACI President Alex LaBeau said Friday

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