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Defending Ysursa, Dolores Crow blasts Denney’s conflict of interest claim

Former GOP Rep. Dolores Crow says she’s been agitated since last week when Rep. Lawerence Denney accused outgoing Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa of a conflict of interest for endorsing Phil McGrane as his successor. “I just couldn’t sleep

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Filling a gap in the clearing of Donna Denney

I thought my colleague Cynthia Sewell’s story in Sunday’s Statesman was a brilliant piece of reporting about how and why the wife of former Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney was twice investigated for a possible crime related to her moonlighting

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Boise Democrat Woodings likely in race for Idaho secretary of state

Freshman Rep. Holli Woodings likely will announce Friday that she’s running for secretary of state to replace retiring Republican Ben Ysursa. A scheduling advisory for reporters calls the noon event an “important announcement” on her intentions for the office. Perhaps

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Former Sens. Frasure, Toryanski will run for Idaho Secretary of State

Former Republican Sen. Evan Frasure is making a second bid to become Idaho’s chief election officer and will announce formally Thursday in his hometown of Pocatello. A real estate agent for 30 years, Frasure now teaches government at Century High

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Ada County’s McGrane entering crowded campaign with free BBQ

Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane will announce his bid to replace retiring Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the county courthouse. McGrane, a competitive barbecue chef, will be offering something unusual: free barbecue

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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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Denney undaunted by Ysursa’s general election popularity

My column today explores the prospects of Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa retiring after three terms and 40 years in the office that oversees elections, the Sunshine Law and business filings including corporations. Former House Speaker Lawerence Denney is

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