Politics & Goverment

Stories about politics, policy, and how government works.

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.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Brad Little is no stranger to Idaho politics. He's served as lieutenant governor since 2009, and began his career at the Idaho statehouse in 1981 when he filled in for his father in the senate. The rancher from Emmett has received the endorsement of establishment Republicans in his bid to become governor, including from Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter and House Speaker Scott Bedke.


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 Peter Dill, a business attorney and organic farmer from Emmett, who's seeking his first political office.


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Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Mountains of cash are punctuating Idaho’s gubernatorial primary election with just a week to go before voters head to the polls.

Scott Graf / Boise State Public Radio

Russ Fulcher, a Republican hopeful for Idaho's first congressional seat, is getting significant financial support from a nationally-known group.

Otto Kitsinger / AP

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

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

Longtime education advocate and Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff is running for Idaho governor as a Democrat. Balukoff is a co-owner of downtown Boise’s Grove Hotel and CenturyLink Arena. He’s been on the Boise School Board for decades and previously ran for governor in 2014.


Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

After two candidates were kicked off the ballot by the Secretary of State’s office in recent weeks, the move has been reversed. The pair running for legislative seats in northern Idaho will participate in the upcoming primary.

Boise State Public Radio

On May 15, Idaho voters will pare down crowded fields for one of the state's most consequential elections in recent years. Gov. Butch Otter is stepping down after serving 12 years in that office, leaving a crowded field of candidates vying to replace him.

Emilie Ritter Saunders / 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 Congressman Raul Labrador, a longtime Idaho politician who has represented the state's 1st Congressional District since 2012.

 

On addressing the estimated 62,000 people stuck in the so-called Medicaid gap:

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

One of the three Democrats running to be Idaho’s next governor is Paulette Jordan. The former lawmaker from Plummer served two terms in the state legislature representing a district in North Idaho.

Ada County Statehouse Capitol Building Secretary of State Denney
Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

The Idaho Democratic Party has asked state officials to investigate a publication purporting to be a conservative newspaper recently mailed out statewide to voters.

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Star, the newest incorporated city in Idaho, is poised for significant growth over the next decade. The city council voted unanimously this week to annex enough land to expand the city by a third.

Glenn Mosley, Idaho Public Radio

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan is not apologizing for sending a campaign email blast that critics say misled voters to think she was endorsed by the Idaho Democratic Party.

Jordan, a former two-term state representative and member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, told The Associated Press in an email Tuesday she did not intend to mislead anyone.

Jordan is running against Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff.

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