A J Balukoff

Fulcher’s Common Core challenge

How the standards, and other K-12 issues, factor into the governor’s race.

Lanza joins Balukoff campaign

Mike Lanza co-founded a group that pushed for the defeat of Propositions 1, 2 and 3. He will serve as gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff’s spokesman and education adviser.

Balukoff: JFAC school budget falls short

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate also says Gov. Butch Otter has shortchanged recommendations from his own education reform task force.

Balukoff: End ‘race to the bottom’

In a new fundraising email, Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff ripped Gov. Butch Otter’s plan to put another $35 million into the public schools rainy-day account. “It’s raining and the roofs are leaking.”

AP: Balukoff a former Republican

In 2008, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s name surfaced on a list of 60 Republicans supporting Democratic congressional candidate Walt Minnick.

The ‘O’ word of the day …

Say this much for Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff: He has Gov. Butch Otter and GOP challenger Russ Fulcher singing from the same hymn book.

Balukoff jumps into governor’s race

The 16-year Boise School Board veteran is running on the Democratic Party ticket. “I’m running for Idaho because I believe Idaho can do better.”

Hunting for some political news?

Don’t look for a headline, at least not yet, from longtime Boise School Board member A J Balukoff. He says he’s a couple weeks away from making an announcement on a possible run for governor.