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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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Former Sens. Frasure, Toryanski will run for Idaho Secretary of State

Former Republican Sen. Evan Frasure is making a second bid to become Idaho’s chief election officer and will announce formally Thursday in his hometown of Pocatello. A real estate agent for 30 years, Frasure now teaches government at Century High

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Denney undaunted by Ysursa’s general election popularity

My column today explores the prospects of Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa retiring after three terms and 40 years in the office that oversees elections, the Sunshine Law and business filings including corporations. Former House Speaker Lawerence Denney is

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Could the Basque reign in Idaho be over?

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa is being uncharacteristically tight-lipped about his plans to seek a fourth four-year term next year. Friday’s news that former House Speaker Lawerence Denney has established a campaign fundraising committee would seem to demand a

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Ysursa hosting public hearing on certification of new Idaho election software

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa seeks public comment at a Sept. 18 hearing as part of the legally mandated process to certify a new vote-counting system. “Any citizen who would like to participate in the hearing process is invited

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