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Otter re-election bid raises robust $686k in second half ’13

Gov. Butch Otter had about $708,000 in cash at the close of 2013, after tallying about $686,000 in the final six months of 2013. Otter punched up his effort considerably from the first half of the year, when he raised

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Risch on Mitchell: Stronger ties to California and New York than Idaho

Idaho GOP Sen. Jim Risch used Tuesday’s entry of Democrat Nels Mitchell into the 2014 Senate race as an opportunity to raise money and to define Mitchell as a liberal with tenuous ties to Idaho. Risch wrote that Senate Majority

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Boise Democrat King’s solicitation of lobbyists raises eyebrows

Rep. Phylis King emailed lobbyists Sunday suggesting they attend Friday’s $25 “Dems Under the Dome” event as “a great opportunity to help Ada County Democrats” — despite a practice that discourages fundraising by lawmakers during the legislative session. King’s invitation does

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Otter on ‘tepid’ fundraising: You can only go to the well so many times

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter doesn’t yet know who he will face in his 2014 re-election bid, but he’s confident enough to put other causes ahead of his own. Otter pushed back against my recent observation that his campaign treasury lags

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