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Fulcher: Otter’s loyalty to public in question, as four lobbyists run campaign

UPDATED, 1:40 p.m., noting Fulcher’s top campaign aide also worked as a lobbyist. Sen. Russ Fulcher says Gov. Butch Otter’s reliance on lobbyists to operate his re-election campaign calls into question who he’d represent in a third term — ordinary

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Who will control Idaho GOP?: Ada post-primary meeting May 29

With 77 percent of GOP precinct committee races being contested in Ada County, the organizational meeting of the newly elected members of the county Republican Central Committee will be a key measure of which faction wins control of the GOP

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Fulcher: Otter ‘phony’ math off by $7 billion on economic growth

Sen. Russ Fulcher is throwing cold water on Gov. Butch Otter’s announcement Thursday that he was “thrilled” to report Idaho’s gross domestic product reached $60 billion in the final quarter of 2013. Otter’s math is off by $7 billion, says

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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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Russ Fulcher’s Common Core challenge

Russ Fulcher says he changed his mind about Common Core for a simple reason: “It didn’t come as advertised.” Fulcher said he thought the math and English language arts standards would etch local control into Idaho education. But he now

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Posted in The EDge

Here’s your chance to be the Grand Poobah of Fish and Game

Think you can manage elk? How about wolves? Think you can make hunting, fishing and trapping better in Idaho. Think you have all the answers, or at least better ones? Here’s you chance if you live in Southwest or Southeast

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Posted in Into the Outdoors

Balukoff: Romney visit proof Otter has ‘completely lost touch’ with ‘real Idahoans’

Democrat A.J. Balukoff says Mitt Romney’s Boise campaign stop on behalf of GOP Gov. Butch Otter shows the two-term governor isn’t mindful of Idaho’s economic woes, including its rank as the state with the highest proportion of minimum-wage workers. “There are

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Fulcher endorsement list includes small official GOP contingent

Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher’s primary challenge to two-term GOP incumbent Gov. Butch was not expected to draw a large number of Republican officials, but he has managed support from five sitting lawmakers, two retired legislators and one former

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Balukoff pans Otter’s approval of guns on campus, NRA says college will be safer

Democrat A.J. Balukoff says GOP Gov. Butch Otter erred Wednesday in signing a bill allowing some students and retired law enforcement officers to carry guns on Idaho’s eight public college and university campuses. “It was totally unnecessary and I think

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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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