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Defending Ysursa, Dolores Crow blasts Denney’s conflict of interest claim

Former GOP Rep. Dolores Crow says she’s been agitated since last week when Rep. Lawerence Denney accused outgoing Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa of a conflict of interest for endorsing Phil McGrane as his successor. “I just couldn’t sleep

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McGrane defends Ysursa’s integrity, says Idaho vote count will be fair

GOP secretary of state candidate Phil McGrane says concerns about vote counting are a “legitimate question” because of his endorsements from retiring Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa and 24 of the state’s 44 county clerks who oversee and administer

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Denney accuses Ysursa of conflict of interest in endorsement of McGrane

Rep. Lawerence Denney on Tuesday criticized outgoing Secretary of State Ben Ysursa for endorsing Phil McGrane over Denney and two other Republicans in the race to replace Ysursa. “I was surprised to see our current Secretary of State endorse somebody

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Fulcher’s bid to lure Democrats, third parties to GOP made small difference

If Sen. Russ Fulcher defeats Gov. Butch Otter in the May 20 Republican primary by a hair’s breadth, he may credit his effort to convince non-Republicans to re-register and vote for him over Gov. Butch Otter. But the result of

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McGrane adds another big name to endorsement list: former Idaho Gov. Batt

Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane has been endorsed by former Republican Gov. Phil Batt as the first-time candidate for Idaho secretary of state faces three more experienced GOP hands. Batt’s endorsement sounded the same theme as outgoing Secretary

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Ysursa: Idaho’s Sunshine Law unchanged by Supreme Court decision

Idaho’s limits on campaign contributions are unaffected by Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision lifting limits on wealthy donors to federal candidates and party committees. Secretary of State Ben Ysursa said Thursday that Idaho’s Sunshine Law, enacted by voters in a

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Ysursa: March 14 is deadline to change party affiliation and vote in GOP primary

Secretary of State Ben Ysursa on Monday reminded voters who may wish to change their Democratic, Libertarian or Constitution party affiliation to vote in the May 20 Republican primary that they have just two working weeks to re-register with their

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Otter voices concern about closed primary’s impact on his re-election

Gov. Butch Otter said his campaign is taking steps to boost voter turnout as he faces his first closed Republican primary after winning 11 of 12 open contests in a political career spanning 42 years. “On May 20 when you

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Istanbul’s most ‘liked’ candidate: Idaho secretary of state hopeful Evan Frasure

Evan Frasure, one of four Republicans seeking to replace Idaho GOP Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, enjoyed a surge of popularity in Istanbul, Turkey, in recent days, accounting for almost 90 percent of his Facebook “likes.” The Spokesman-Review’s Betsy Russell

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Boise Democrat Woodings likely in race for Idaho secretary of state

Freshman Rep. Holli Woodings likely will announce Friday that she’s running for secretary of state to replace retiring Republican Ben Ysursa. A scheduling advisory for reporters calls the noon event an “important announcement” on her intentions for the office. Perhaps

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