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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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Kenyon withdraws from Boise Senate race, clears way for Fulcher-Otter proxy

Retired Associated Press political writer Quane Kenyon Sr. withdrew Tuesday from the District 15 Republican primary, leaving challenger Diego Rodriguez in a head-to-head with GOP Sen. Fred Martin. Kenyon, a friend of Martin who supported him in 2012, said he

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Filling a gap in the clearing of Donna Denney

I thought my colleague Cynthia Sewell’s story in Sunday’s Statesman was a brilliant piece of reporting about how and why the wife of former Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney was twice investigated for a possible crime related to her moonlighting

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Fulcher asks voters to ‘come home,’ re-register as Idaho Republicans by Friday

Repeating last week’s entreaty to win support from non-Republicans, Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher is making a final push to re-register those “registered as Constitutional, Libertarians, and even Democrats” to vote in the Idaho GOP’s May 20 closed primary.

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Fulcher goes a step beyond Otter, tells Democrats how to re-register and vote GOP

Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher is urging Democrats, Libertarians and members of the Constitution Party to re-register and vote in the May 20 closed Republican primary. “NEXT FRIDAY, March 14, is the last day you can change your party

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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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Fulcher seeks volunteers for ‘Super Saturday’ phone banks

Idaho Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher’s campaign says “Super Saturday” is the “official start of the grassroots effort” for Fulcher’s push to upset two-term GOP Gov. Butch Otter in the May 20 Republican primary. Volunteers are asked to bring

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Fulcher in Meridian, Caldwell, Nampa on Tuesday for last leg of gubernatorial tour

Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, will complete his statewide “Russ Fulcher Listens” tour with stops in the Treasure Valley on Tuesday and a Tuesday evening telephone town hall. The Idaho Senate’s Majority Caucus Chairman is weighing a challenge to two-term Republican

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