Custer County residents who hit the polls Tuesday rejected a ballot measure for a bond to fund a new county jail and make improvements at the courthouse.
Tuesday’s election brought six upsets in Idaho legislative races, with one more possible in a Boise race in which the incumbent senator won by just six votes.
Montana Democrat Jon Tester won a third term in the U.S. Senate by beating Republican Matt Rosendale in a race that was too close to call until Wednesday morning.
BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Swimming Pool’s existence hangs by a thread after a public vote on a bond to make $3.9 million of improvements to the over 40-year-old pool fell short in Tuesday’s general election.
The Custer County jail bond ballot measure appeared to be headed toward defeat Tuesday, according to unofficial voting results.
The three Republican candidates running to represent District 33 in the state Legislature all won Tuesday.
Donnelly Republican Terry Gestrin will continue to serve as the representative for District 8A, after winning about two-thirds of the vote, according to unofficial election results Tuesday.
BOISE — Idaho GOP Lt. Gov. Brad Little was elected the state’s next governor on Tuesday, capping a campaign that he launched a full two-and-a-half years ago to succeed current three-term GOP Gov. Butch Otter.
With the majority of counties in District 35 reporting, Republican Rod Furniss is expected to win the representative seat for the position B seat over Democrat Jerry Browne.
BOISE — Longtime Republican lawmaker Brad Little has defeated Democratic challenger Paulette Jordan to become Idaho's next governor.
Republican Gary Marshall is expected to defeat Democrat Pat Tucker in the race to represent District 30A in the Idaho House of Representatives.
Emmett Republican Steven Thayn will continue to serve as state senator for District 8. The incumbent won by a large majority, according to unofficial results.
Fremont County voted “no” Tuesday on an advisory ballot measure to install wildlife crossings along U.S. Highway 20.
WASHINGTON — Republicans retained control of the Senate on Tuesday, ousting Democratic incumbents in Indiana and North Dakota and handing President Donald Trump a triumph by ensuring they will remain as guardians of his conservative agenda for two more years.
WASHINGTON — Democrats were gaining significant ground in the battle for House control Tuesday night, while Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency.
Signs at the polls in Rexburg warning students in the college town, home of BYU-Idaho, against voting there “simply because you failed to register and vote at your true domicile” were taken down Tuesday afternoon, after the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho charged that they violated t…
The Republican primary victor to represent the 32B House seat easily beat back the incumbent’s attempt to keep the seat via a write-in bid.
Republican state senator Brent Hill is projected to win re-election to seat 34 against Democrat Robert Nielsen.
Not too often will you hear a newspaper publisher tell you to put the paper down, but today is an important day — it is Election Day. It has all come down to today. We’ve endured months of campaign ads, debates, special interest groups and election rhetoric.
The last flurry of pre-election day financial disclosures includes spending on a local legislative race as well as spending by a company owned by Frank VanderSloot on ads supporting the Democrat running to lead the state's school system.
The number of people voting early in Idaho this year is already far ahead of the last two midterm cycles and could, if the outstanding ballots are returned, could nearly match or even exceed the early and absentee voting numbers for the 2012 presidential election.
Constitutional scholar and Alturas Institute President David Adler will host a “Constitutional Conversation” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bennion Student Union multipurpose room, 1784 Science Center Drive.
It's almost here — Election Day is Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Idaho voters will make important decisions that will determine the state's direction for the next few years.
The candidates for the District 33 Senate seat met for a debate Thursday night, the last such debate in a local legislative race before the election Tuesday.
Paulette Jordan launched her first TV ad of the fall campaign for governor on Tuesday, just a week before Idaho voters head to the polls.
A new campaign commercial promoting Cindy Wilson for state superintendent of schools isn’t actually from the Wilson campaign — it’s an independent expenditure campaign largely underwritten by former Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff and his wife, Susie.
Compass Academy’s senior government students held their last candidate forums of this election cycle Tuesday, hosting a forum for the House and Senate contenders in District 33.
Although larger contributions still must be reported as they come in, Tuesday marked the last deadline before the election for candidates to file comprehensive campaign finance reports.
Republican Brad Little outraised Democrat Paulette Jordan in the final campaign finance reporting period, raising $265,548 to Jordan’s $125,265. He also outspent her 2-1, as Little ramped up his TV advertising campaign; he spent $324,073 between Oct. 1 and Oct. 21, while Jordan spent $152,255.
A long list of Idaho Republican officeholders and party officials have lined up behind Chad Christensen, the Ammon resident who won the May Republican primary for the House District 32B seat.
Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has endorsed Proposition 2, the Medicaid expansion initiative on the November ballot, and he and First Lady Lori Otter are appearing in new campaign commercials in favor of it.
The candidates for the Idaho District 30A House seat faced off Monday night for the last time before the election.
Todd Devries and Pamela Mayes knocked on their first door. A young woman answered, and Devries started to tell her about Proposition 2.
As Idahoans head to the polls this November, they’ll weigh an initiative that would reauthorize betting terminals at Idaho race tracks.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Brad Little has launched a new campaign commercial, which began airing statewide this week, focusing on education.
The 30A House seat is the only one in that district that will have a new incumbent in January.
The two major-party candidates to be Idaho’s next governor met Monday night for a sometimes contentious debate.
The government students at Compass Academy, who have been organizing debates for the past few election seasons, have arranged two more this election cycle.
Idaho Falls’ Legislative District 33 is one of the few in eastern Idaho with a full slate of Democrats and Republicans running for its legislative seats.
BOISE — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and Boise Mayor Dave Bieter endorsed an initiative that would reauthorize betting terminals at Idaho race tracks during a “bipartisan” announcement Thursday afternoon in Boise.
BOISE — Democratic challenger Jill Humble came out swinging at GOP Secretary of State Lawerence Denney in their statewide debate on Thursday night, accusing Denney of partisanship in how he’s run the office — a charge he vigorously disputed.
REXBURG — The two Senate candidates running in District 34 discussed a wide range of issues Monday night, differing on much of the big picture but also finding common ground.
Janice McGeachin, the GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, is an outspoken opponent of Medicaid expansion, and introduced the successful resolution at June’s state Republican Party Convention to oppose it.
As more states legalize marijuana, whether to change Idaho's laws has been coming up more often in political debate and has become more prominent among the issues that divide the state's politicians and voters by party and ideology.
Sherri Ybarra says if voters re-elect her for another four-year term as state superintendent of schools, they’ll be voting for stability.
In a new campaign commercial, proponents of a measure to authorize betting machines at Idaho horse racetracks doubled down on their pitch that the measure is to “bring back horse racing,” rather than machines, and added an unsupported — and apparently false — claim that their opponents are u…
The past week saw some staff changes on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan’s campaign, as well as news that she was advising a new federal Political Action Committee. Here’s a condensed timeline:
Paulette Jordan on Thursday downplayed recent turnover in her campaign and pushed back against media coverage of it.
Eastern Idaho’s longtime congressman is facing a challenge this year from a political newcomer who has made income inequality his signature issue.
Paulette Jordan’s campaign issued a statement Saturday, a day after her campaign manager and communications director resigned, along with a scheduler; the campaign said four new staffers were hired within the past two weeks as part of a “leadership transition in progress over the past month,…
Two top campaign staffers for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan — her campaign manager of several months, Michael Rosenow, and her communications director, Lisa Newcomb, have resigned.
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As well as voting on a congressman, the statewide offices and initiatives and their county offices, some eastern Idahoans will have additional decisions to make on Nov. 6.
Poll numbers released last week shed an interesting light on Idaho’s two congressional races, suggesting one may be much closer than the other.
Welcome to “Campaign Notebook.” This column will run every Sunday until Nov. 11 — the Sunday after the election — and detail the politicking, advertisements, endorsements, campaign spending and other developments in local and statewide races. We’ll take a brief hiatus after that, and then re…
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