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Berch — Boise Democrat who lost to Patterson — says he’s running again

West Boise Democrat Steve Berch, who lost the 2012 race for District 15 House by 6 percentage points, announced Wednesday that he’ll try again in 2014. Berch likely would have preferred a rematch with former GOP Rep. Mark Patterson, who

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Otter fills Patterson vacancy with former US Marshal Patrick McDonald

The West Boise seat left vacated by GOP Rep. Mark Patterson’s resignation over his criminal record has been filled by a retired state policeman and U.S. marshal, Patrick McDonald. Gov. Butch Otter appointed McDonald Tuesday, saying he trusts McDonald’s “unquestioned

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