Election 2022

Idaho State Capitol

Who’s who in the GOP race to be Idaho’s next secretary of state?

BY: - April 20, 2022

Three Republicans from different corners of Idaho politics are vying to be the Republican nominee in the race for Idaho secretary of state — a race that could highlight the tensions between the two chambers of the Legislature and Idaho Republicans leading up to the May 17 primary. The Idaho Secretary of State is an […]

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Reclaim Idaho says it has signatures from 18 legislative districts for education initiative 

BY: - April 20, 2022

Leaders of Reclaim Idaho say the organization has collected signatures from voters in 18 of Idaho’s legislative districts as they work to get their K-12 education funding ballot initiative qualified to appear on November 2022 ballots.  Reclaim Idaho volunteers and leaders are hoping to place an initiative called the Quality Education Act on the ballot […]

Idaho GOP candidates for Attorney General

Idaho attorney general candidates talk pandemic, lawsuits and the Legislature

BY: - April 19, 2022

The three Republican candidates vying to be the nominee for Idaho attorney general debated each other over pandemic restrictions, state and federal lawsuits and the attorney general’s relationship with the Legislature on Tuesday night, with less than a month to go before the May 17 primary election. Incumbent Attorney General Lawrence Wasden defended his record […]

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Idaho candidates skipping televised political debates is the new fashion trend

BY: - April 19, 2022

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson appeared to be getting himself into hot water with his recent refusal to debate his opponent, Idaho Falls attorney Bryan Smith, on Idaho Public Television. As it turned out, Simpson was setting a trend. Days later, Rep. Pricilla Giddings of White Bird – who is running for lieutenant governor – backed […]

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Idaho GOP need only look back to know public debate is an American necessity that moves us forward

BY: - April 18, 2022

Abraham Lincoln was at a clear disadvantage. Hardly any name recognition. Meager, worn clothes bereft of the wealth and class of a full-time politician. No major legislative policy wins to speak of, even as a former one-term Congressman. But Lincoln was a student of history, of deep, evolving thought on the issues of his time, […]

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Gov. Little, Rep. Giddings, Congressman Simpson pull out of televised Idaho Debates

BY: - April 15, 2022

Idaho Gov. Brad Little, state Rep. Priscilla Giddings and Congressman Mike Simpson will not participate in the statewide televised Idaho Debates ahead of this year’s primary elections.  Giddings backing out resulted in the cancellation of Monday’s lieutenant governor’s debate.  Little’s refusal to debate leaves questions about whether a gubernatorial debate will go forward before the […]

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White House report highlights voting barriers for Native American voters

BY: - April 14, 2022

Native Americans face recurring and unnecessary barriers when it comes to exercising their right to vote, according to a report released by the White House.  “Many of the voting barriers faced by Native American communities are persistent and longstanding, with deep historical roots,” the report states. The report identified a wide range of barriers that […]

Ed Pumphreys campaign vandalism

Idaho gubernatorial candidate files police report after campaign signs vandalized

BY: - April 12, 2022

Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Humphreys has filed a police report after several of his campaign signs were slashed and vandalized. Humphreys’ campaign team sent out a press release Monday that the campaign signs were vandalized and included photos of the signs.  The campaign issued a statement saying that signs and banners are a form […]