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Romney to stump for Otter, Simpson & Risch in Idaho Falls, Boise

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will spend March 19 and 20 in Idaho Falls and Boise on behalf of the re-election campaigns of Gov. Butch Otter, 2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson and U.S. Sen. Jim Risch. “These are three guys

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Romney endorses Otter, his 2012 Idaho co-chair, for re-election

Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee has endorsed Idaho GOP Gov. Butch Otter for a third term. Otter co-chaired Romney’s Idaho campaign. “A proven conservative leader with a tangible legacy of principled Republican leadership, Governor

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Wall Street Journal touts Idaho’s Smith-Simpson as example of GOP divide

With PAC money and independent expenditures flowing to Idaho’s 2nd District congressional race, the Wall Street Journal says support for Rep. Mike Simpson over newcomer Bryan Smith is emblematic of how business interests are fighting GOP insurgents. The contest is

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Romney calls Idaho Rep. Simpson ‘the conservative Republican we can trust’

Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson on Monday said he has the support of 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who got 65 percent of the vote in Idaho. Simpson, seeking a ninth two-year term, faces tea party challenger Bryan Smith,

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See cool new Idaho legislative district data from Romney-Obama race

Idaho was Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s 4th-best state, so it should be no surprise that Romney carried 31 of 35 of Idaho’s legislative districts. But new data posted Monday on the Daily Kos Elections Live Digest is fun to look

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Idaho’s VanderSloot says IRS audits saved him money, but blasts fed scrutiny

Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot has seized on the brewing IRS scandal in interviews published this week with leading conservative outlets. VanderSloot said what he characterizes as politically motivated federal audits turned out fine — he’ll pay less taxes as a

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