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Berch accuses Luker of ‘borrowing a page’ from Mark Patterson playbook

West Boise Democrat Steve Berch is accusing four-term GOP Rep. Lynn Luker of engaging in the “same public avoidance tactic” employed by former GOP Rep. Mark Patterson in the 2012 campaign. Luker’s offense? Not completing the Idaho Statesman’s voter guide

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Boise Democrat Berch making third run, branding Luker as ‘discriminatory’

Democrat Steve Berch has spent more money losing — almost $100,000 — in the last two Idaho  elections than most winners. But he now has a relatively well-known opponent he aims to define as a conservative religious bigot in West

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Boise Sen. Martin relieved to have Rep. McDonald on board

Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise, said Wednesday he’s pleased to have weeks of controversy surrounding former Rep. Mark Patterson over and eager to work with the reshaped District 15 all-GOP legislative delegation. Martin led the call for Patterson to resign, which

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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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