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‘Reasonable’ Republican PAC targets five North Idaho incumbents

A group of North Idaho businesspeople who founded a PAC to support “reasonable” Republicans in 2012 has upped the ante in 2014 by targeting five tea-party friendly GOP lawmakers in the May primary. In 2012, the North Idaho Republican Political

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Otter, Little soliciting St. Paddy’s Day pot-o-gold for Mike Simpson

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Lt. Gov. Brad Little are seeking $250 sponsors for a St. Patrick’s Day “Bring the Green” fundraiser for 2nd District Republican Congressman Mike Simpson. In a fundraising letter addressed to “Dear Friends,” Otter and Little,

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Marley to challenge Idaho Lt. Gov. Little, run in tandem with Balukoff

Former Democratic Sen. Bert Marley made the widely expected announcement Wednesday that he’ll be running to replace GOP Lt. Gov. Brad Little. Marley was joined at Wednesday’s announcement in Pocatello by Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff and the pair vowed

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Marley likely to announce race vs. Idaho Lt. Gov. Little

Former Idaho Sen. Bert Marley will announce his plans for a statewide office Wednesday at a Democratic lunch in Pocatello. Talk at the Statehouse and the lineup of already-announced candidates suggest he’ll challenge Republican Lt. Gov. Brad Little. Marley, D-McCammon,

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Idaho County commissioner to challenge Little

Tuesday was an eventful day for political announcements — and curiously, the epicenter of the news was sprawling by sparsely populated Idaho County. Jim Chmelik Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik said he will take on incumbent Lt. Gov. Brad Little

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Little, Luna, nine Idaho lawmakers at Jeb Bush’s ed conference in Boston

Lt. Gov. Brad Little, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna and a bipartisan group of Idaho legislators are in Boston today for the sixth annual National Summit of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. “It’s all about what’s taking place

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Idaho 150 lagniappe: Ruby Ridge cabin door, Little’s bolo, Pete’s sticks and more

A grim reminder of the consequences of overreaching police power is among the 150 items in the Idaho sesquicentennial exhibit that opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Idaho State Historical Museum. The bullet-ridden door of the Ruby Ridge cabin

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