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RSVP by Wednesday for 2014, er, 2013, er, 2017 Ada Lincoln Day Banquet

The Ada County Lincoln Day Association’s registration form for its March 17 banquet has left at least one Republican scratching her head over a document riddled with typos. The anonymous writer sent me a copy with this exclamation: “What an

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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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Idaho tea party candidate Collett skewered for having 10 children on Medicaid (update)

(UPDATE: I’ve written a complete story, including an interview with Greg Collett, that appeared in Friday’s Statesman. It’s considerably more complex that the original post Thursday morning. Please take a look.) Original post: Greg Collett, a two-time GOP legislative candidate

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Typo prompts critique of Idaho Lt. Gov. Little, brings winning retort

Former Boise School District Trustee Bev Harad posted to Facebook on Thursday a copy of an invitation to a Sept. 17 fundraiser for Lt. Gov. Brad Little that dropped the apostrophe and an ‘e,’ saying, “Your Invited.” Harad, who was

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Idaho’s Crapo flush with campaign dough; trailed by Risch, Labrador, Simpson

Judging by his campaign bankroll, Sen. Mike Crapo is prepared to put his money where his mouth is and run for re-election in 2016 despite his January conviction for DUI. The Idaho Republican has $3,393,510 in cash in his campaign

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