Smear flyer targets lt. gov. hopeful Yates

A campaign flyer that landed in Idaho voters’ mailboxes Thursday attacks GOP lieutenant governor hopeful Steve Yates, claiming that the former Idaho Republican Party chairman is “a highly paid registered foreign agent,” saying he has “agents funneling cash to his campaign to buy power in Idaho,” featuring a photo of him appearing to be spattered with mud in front of a Taiwanese flag, and asking “What ELSE is Steve hiding” under excerpts from an email that his wife sent a close, now-deceased friend three years ago talking about financial worries.

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