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Calling a Hog: Crapo’s press secretary returning to native Arkansas

Judd Deere, Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo’s press secretary for the past two years, is leaving his Capitol Hill gig Wednesday to return to his home state as deputy campaign manager and communications director for Congressman Tim Griffin’s bid for

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Idaho’s Labrador earns 100% American Conservative Union score, Simpson drops to 46%

First District Rep. Raul Labrador is among 15 members of the 435-member U.S. House with a perfect record on 25 scored votes in 2013, earning the American Conservative Union’s “Defenders of Liberty” award. But 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson voted

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Idaho GOP establishment lines up behind Rep. Mike Simpson

Eight-term Idaho Republican Congressman Mike Simpson announced Tuesday that his campaign organization includes five of seven state constitutional officers, the top leaders of the Idaho House and Senate and the state’s senior lawmaker, U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo. Gov. Butch Otter

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Lawsuit aims to reclaim $250,000 lost by Crapo’s Idaho Senate campaign

A business that borrowed $250,000 from Sen. Mike Crapo’s campaign in 2008 and lost the money has filed a lawsuit aiming to recover the funds and win punitive damages. In May, Crapo, R-Idaho, said his campaign lost $250,000 from the

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Idaho Sen. Crapo to Treasury’s Lew: Long-term debt is ‘the real crisis’

Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo told U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Thursday that he understands the near-term fight over raising the debt limit is a serious concern for the American economy, but pressed Lew to acknowledge the underlying $16.7 trillion

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Idaho congressional delegation furloughs workers; Crapo, Risch will donate pay

Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation scaled back constituent services Tuesday during the partial government shutdown. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch say they will donate the portion of their $174,000 annual pay earned during the shutdown to charity. Crapo is keeping

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Idaho’s Crapo, Risch among 19 votes against stopping filibuster on budget bill

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch were among 19 Republicans on the short end of a 71-19 vote to end debate in the Senate Friday and force a vote on the House-passed spending bill to keep the government running

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Idaho’s Crapo to Treasury’s Lew: no talk of tax hikes without entitlement reform

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo joined all 10 of his Republican colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee in telling Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that next month’s debt limit extension should be used as a lever to tackle reform of Social Security

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Idaho’s Crapo on Syria: ‘Let’s not forget with whom we are dealing’

Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo says President Obama’s partnership with Russian President Vladamir Putin that aims to seize control of Syria’s chemical weapons is “the appropriate direction toward resolution of the issue, but let’s not forget with whom we are

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Labrador joins Risch, would vote no on use of force in Syria

Rep. Raul Labrador has become the second member of the four-man all-GOP Idaho congressional delegation to say he will oppose the use of force in Syria. “I gave the Administration a chance to make their case, but they couldn’t make

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