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Idaho’s Balukoff: So manly he wears uninsulated fishing waders duck hunting

Democrat A.J. Balukoff’s snubbing of the NRA’s candidate questionnaire has generated the heaviest response of any issue since he announced his bid for governor in December, says campaign spokesman Mike Lanza. Balukoff’s April 10 Facebook post has generated about 500

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Balukoff pans Otter’s approval of guns on campus, NRA says college will be safer

Democrat A.J. Balukoff says GOP Gov. Butch Otter erred Wednesday in signing a bill allowing some students and retired law enforcement officers to carry guns on Idaho’s eight public college and university campuses. “It was totally unnecessary and I think

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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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Smith wins gun rights group’s endorsement, but it’s not the NRA

The National Association of Gun Rights PAC, which calls itself America’s fastest-growing gun rights organization, is endorsing Idaho Falls lawyer Bryan Smith’s insurgent challenge to eight-term Idaho GOP Rep. Mike Simpson. “(Smith’s) views on gun rights and rights in general

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Idaho’s Minnick hired by Gabby Giffords to lobby for gun control

Former Idaho Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick has been hired by his former colleague Gabrielle Giffords’ to assist her effort to expand background checks on gun purchases. Minnick’s Washington, D.C., firm is Majority Group LLC, which he founded in 2011 after

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