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Fulcher goes a step beyond Otter, tells Democrats how to re-register and vote GOP

Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher is urging Democrats, Libertarians and members of the Constitution Party to re-register and vote in the May 20 closed Republican primary. “NEXT FRIDAY, March 14, is the last day you can change your party

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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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Otter: Due diligence required before filling Patterson seat

Gov. Butch Otter is eager to fill the vacant Idaho House seat left by the resignation of Boise GOP Rep. Mark Patterson, but it won’t happen in a day and not before Idaho State Police complete customary background checks. Otter’s

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Nothing personal: Beck hopes Otter names him to Idaho House

Despite his efforts to overturn the Republican establishment, former state Sen. Rod Beck says there’s no rancor surrounding his disagreements with Gov. Butch Otter and that he’s hopeful Otter will appoint him to the Legislature. “I’ve had some political differences

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Beck tops list of nominees to replace Idaho Rep. Patterson

Former Senate Majority Leader Rod Beck was the leading vote-getter among three nominees chosen Thursday night to succeed former Rep. Mark Patterson, R-Boise, who resigned Sunday. The District 15 Republican Committee will submit the nominees Friday to GOP Gov. Butch

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Smith’s Tea Party backers mock cardboard cutout of Idaho Rep. Simpson in video

A key supporter of challenger Bryan Smith plays the role of Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson in a new 6-minute YouTube video produced last week at a Gem State Tea Party meeting in Boise. The video was touted on Twitter and

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