Governor hopefuls go on attack as primary nears

This image is from a current Tommy Ahlquist for governor ad that targets Ahlquist’s leading rivals for the GOP nomination for governor of Idaho, Raul Labrador and Brad Little. Screen shot

BOISE – Candidates for governor of Idaho have been filling the airwaves with campaign commercials, and as the May 15 Idaho primary election approaches, many have gone on the attack.

GOP candidates clash in state treasurer debate

From left, Julie Ellsworth, Vicky McIntyre, and Tom Kealey debate during the “Idaho Debates” between the GOP candidates for state treasurer, on Idaho Public TV on Thursday. Aaron Kunz / Idaho Public Television

Three Republican candidates vying to become the state’s next treasurer traded barbs and defended their backgrounds Thursday during their first and only televised debate.

Candidate buys ads on Sinclair TV stations to blast company

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2004 file photo shows Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters in Hunt Valley, Md. A Democratic candidate for Montana's U.S. House seat is buying ads on Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned television stations that blast Sinclair for forcing reporters to read conservative-leaning corporate statements on air. John Heenan's ad will air starting Monday on stations in Missoula, Bozeman and Butte. (AP Photo/ Steve Ruark, File)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Montana’s U.S. House seat is using Sinclair Broadcast Group’s own television stations to blast the company for forcing its reporters to read the conservative-leaning corporation’s statements on air.

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