Politics & Goverment

Stories about politics, policy, and how government works.

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

Idaho Republican leaders on Thursday rallied behind a message of unity just days after many of them faced off in heated and contentious primary contests.

Derek Dukes / Flickr

While many focused on the races for governor and Congress in yesterday’s primary, a big shakeup happened in eastern Idaho.

Boise State Public Radio

Idaho's most consequential primary in years came to a close early Wednesday morning with establishment Republicans and a grassroots Democrat taking their respective top spots.

Amanda Peacher / Boise State Public Radio

Former State Representative Paulette Jordan has won the Democratic primary in Idaho’s gubernatorial race. If Jordan wins in November, she’d become the first woman governor of Idaho and the first Native American governor in the country.

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

Two of the most bruising Republican primaries last night were the gubernatorial race and the battle for Idaho’s First Congressional District.

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

Voters across Idaho are casting ballots today in federal, state and local races.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho’s closed Republican primary is having an effect when it comes to voter turnout among state employees. It turns out fewer public workers are voting after the GOP closed their primary in 2012.

 

Canadian Pacific / Flickr

In the final lead up to the May 15 Idaho primary, a couple GOP candidates for governor took the infamous “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.”

Steve Pankey / via Facebook

Steve Pankey first ran for governor of Idaho in 2014 and received less than 2 percent of the vote. At the time, he was in the Constitution party, but now he's running as a Republican.

As part of our coverage of the 2018 election, we’re bringing you conversations with each of the candidates running for governor who face a primary challenge.

James Dawson spoke with Dalton Ben Cannady, a 38-year-old single father of two from Boise who is running his campaign without much of a budget.

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

Information about the financial backing of a contentious publication purporting to be a newspaper is coming to light. Reports show “The Idahoan” was at least partially funded by donations from leaders at the Meridian-based software company T-Sheets.


Big Dubya / Flickr Creative Commons

More Idahoans are voting early or by absentee than they did four years ago in one of the most significant primary elections in recent memory.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

This week, we’re sitting down with the candidates vying to become Idaho’s next Governor. Today, we hear from GOP hopeful Harley Brown.

Lisa Marie
James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

As part of our coverage of the 2018 election, we’re bringing you conversations with each of the candidates running for governor who face a primary challenge.

James Dawson spoke with Lisa Marie, an entrepreneur and children’s rights activist from Boise about her latest run for political office.

Nate Poppino / Idaho Statesman

Democratic candidate for governor Paulette Jordan has announced she and a progressive candidate for lieutenant governor are partnering for a joint ticket.

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