Idaho politics

Youth call for unity, progress at the 2021 virtual Womxn’s march

“The change I want to see today, is: If you see anyone struggling, I want to see others fight and uplift them.”

And Brad Little is running for …

Idaho’s lieutenant governor had been vague about his 2014 election plans. At a fund-raiser in his hometown of Emmett Wednesday, Little made his intentions known.

Magic will not fix Idaho’s economy

The key difference between the governor’s fantasy world and the real world the rest of us inhabit: Magic.
The governor will need powerful magic if he is to convince us that his recent embrace of education is a genuine priority.

A frequent candidate looks at governor’s race

Harley Brown has run for everything from Congress to Boise mayor to highway district commissioner. Now, he says he wants experience in the ‘little league’ of running state government.

Otter names lobbyist as campaign manager

In another sign that he will seek a third term in 2014, Gov. Butch Otter has named an industry lobbyist to manage his (as yet unannounced) re-election campaign.

The campaign money trail: an early look

Who was Gov. Butch Otter’s biggest campaign benefactor this year? And how much — or how little — has state superintendent Tom Luna collected this year? The latest campaign finance reports yield some interesting answers.

Superintendent race: the rumor mill spins

State superintendent Tom Luna says he’s running for a third term. Chief deputy-in-waiting Roger Quarles says he isn’t planning to run. State Sen. Branden Durst, D-Boise, isn’t buying it; he argues that the game is afoot.

Huffington Post: Labrador eyes run for governor

Citing an unnamed source, a Huffington Post writer strongly suggests Rep. Raul Labrador will leave Congress to oppose Gov. Butch Otter in the 2014 GOP primary. Labrador still isn’t talking.

The governor’s race: reading the tea leaves

Is Rep. Raul Labrador raising money like somebody planning to challenge incumbent Gov. Butch Otter? Not really, according to one political observer.

Governor’s race rumor mill: AJ Balukoff?

The 16-year veteran of the Boise School Board says he is flattered by the suggestion. But he says he won’t decide about whether to run for governor until later in the year.