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Teachers’ union endorses McCrostie; Bieter backing Farris in Boise House race

In one of the few Democratic primaries on the May 20 ballot, 2012 congressional candidate and former NFL player Jimmy Farris has been endorsed by Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and City Councilman TJ Thomson. First-time candidate and teacher John McCrostie 

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Rep. Burgoyne makes it official: He’s running for Idaho Senate

Rep. Grant Burgoyne, the No. 2 Democrat in the Idaho House, announced late Friday afternoon that he’ll seek the open Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Les Bock. Burgoyne, the assistant House minority leader, represents District 16, which includes

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Rep. Woodings eyeing statewide race, Farris to seek Idaho House seat

Boise Democratic Rep. Holli Woodings may run for Idaho secretary of state next year and 2012 Democratic congressional nominee Jimmy Farris says he will seek a House seat in northwest Boise and Garden City. The Boise Weekly reported both developments,

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Awaiting dominoes, Jimmy Farris eyes Idaho Legislature

Democrat Jimmy Farris said Monday that he’s leaning toward running for the Legislature in Boise next year, acknowledging that a rematch with GOP Congressman Raul Labrador would be a long shot. Farris got 31 percent of the vote against Labrador

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Put a fork in it, Labrador’s gubernatorial plans are done for

Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador’s new campaign finance report sends a strong signal that the sophomore lawmaker’s flirtation with a 2014 challenge to two-term Gov. Butch Otter is over. Labrador raised just $69,123 in the second quarter, just over one-fifth

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