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Idaho lawmakers Woodings, Malek, named ‘rising stars’ by MSNBC

Two freshman who rose to the top during their first terms in the Idaho House were tabbed by MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” as promising young politicians. Both in their early 30s, Boise Democrat Holli Woodings and Coeur d’Alene Republican Luke

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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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Endorsement update: Toryanski wins support from 11 Idaho GOP lawmakers

Ten of the 28 Republicans in the Idaho Senate are supporting former colleague Mitch Toryanski of Boise in his bid for the GOP nomination for Idaho secretary of state. Among those are Assistant Senate Majority Leader Chuck Winder of Boise

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Denney catching up in endorsement race, nabs Labrador, Crane

Rep. Lawerence Denney has won the support of two tea party favorites, GOP Congressman Raul Labrador and Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane in his bid for Idaho secretary of state. Labrador and Crane will appear at a Statehouse news conference to

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McGrane adds more Idaho GOP establishment support: Donna Jones

Republican secretary of state candidate Phil McGrane was endorsed Friday by former Idaho controller and House Revenue & Taxation Committee Chairwoman Donna Jones. “From his first day on the job our next secretary of state needs to be ready to

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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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McGrane’s prospects hinge on claim to Idaho’s Cenarrusa-Ysursa tradition

First-time candidate Phil McGrane got the boost he needed Tuesday in the crowded race for secretary of state — the endorsement of the man who personifies integrity in the administration of Idaho election law, campaign finance and lobbying disclosure. Three-term

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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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Ada County’s McGrane entering crowded campaign with free BBQ

Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane will announce his bid to replace retiring Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the county courthouse. McGrane, a competitive barbecue chef, will be offering something unusual: free barbecue

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