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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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Third Super PAC — this one Idaho-based — to back Congressman Simpson

The state’s most influential business group — the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry — has established a new Super PAC in large part to support eight-term Republican Congressman Mike Simpson’s re-election in 2014. IACI President Alex LaBeau said Friday

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Gasp! Mike Simpson once saw the Rolling Stones (and more campaign broadsides)

The political silly season is off to an early start with the anti-tax group Club for Growth throwing its financial weight behind Idaho Falls lawyer Bryan Smith in his challenge to eight-term GOP Congressman Mike Simpson. Among Simpson’s outrages, says

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GOP group vows to counter Club for Growth attacks on Simpson

A group led by a former Republican congressman who retired last year citing frustration with Washington gridlock has chosen Idaho 2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson among a handful of GOP incumbents to support in 2014. Former Rep. Steve LaTourette of

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