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Brad Little fundraiser to double as benefit for Hope House

Idaho Senate Doorkeeper Al Henderson is famed for his backyard barbecue fundraisers for Republican candidates. On Aug. 28, Henderson is hosting an event for Lt. Gov. Brad Little‘s re-election bid. Little faces Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik in the May

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A Monday morning elections roundup

A couple of election-related items for a Monday: Little’s announcement: On Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Brad Little will announce his plans to run for … something. Little will hold a campaign fundraising breakfast Wednesday morning in his hometown of Emmett and, according

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Otter’s tepid fundraising will feed talk he won’t run in 2014

Gov. Butch Otter’s new Sunshine report shows fundraising and spending lagging behind his pace four years ago, when he was running for a second term. The differences are more than negligible and will fuel low-grade speculation that Otter may not

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The Idaho political money trail: an early look to 2014

Wednesday was a campaign finance report deadline — for what the state calls “non-active” statewide candidates. How active are some of these “non-active” campaigns? It varies: Gov. Butch Otter. He raised $215,368.95 during the first six months of the year,

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