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Sunday | Post Register

Tea party could make race tougher for Butch Otter

ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, AUG. 30, 2014, AND THEREAFTER- File - In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, Idaho businessman and school board member A.J. Balukoff, right, announces he is running as a Democrat for governor in front of Hillcrest Elementary in Boise, Idaho.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Boise, ID, Idaho Falls, ID

Sunday | The Spokesman-Review

Smart Bombs: Obama bashing isn't cheap - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 PST

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has on his desk - or, perhaps, a dusty shelf - a couple of reports that scream "take the Medicaid expansion!" Other Republican governors do, too, and they're starting to cave to the reality that it's not worth punishing uninsured citizens, hospitals and taxpayers to aid and abet Obama Derangement Syndrome.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

5 things to know about 2014 governor's races

Thirty-six states choose governors in the November elections. Winning one of these races can take years of paying political dues and a grueling nomination battle.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, US Governors, Wedding, Nathan Deal, Republican

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Miami Herald

5 things to watch in Idaho November elections

Gem State voters will return to the polls this November. Here are five things to keep in mind as the general election approaches: The majority of Idaho's most fiercely contested races were determined in the GOP primary election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Idaho

The Spokesman-Review

Poll: A.J. Balukoff Isn't Liberal

Thursday Poll: Hucks Nation isn't buying attempt by supporters of Gov. Butch Otter to paint Democrat A.J. Balukoff as a liberal.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

The Wall Street Journal

Embracing Mitt: Romney's Summer Comeback, in Photos

Mitt Romney 's foray into the Republican Party spotlight after a retreat following his presidential election loss began in March 2013, when in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference he admitted mistakes in his 2012 campaign and focused on agents of renewal for the party this election cycle.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Shelley Moore Capito

Thu Aug 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Company of Fools' Denise Simone Among 2014 Governor's...

Company of Fools and Sun Valley Center for the Arts are pleased to announce that Core Company Artist Denise Simone is among the 2014 recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts.

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Related Topix: Sun Valley, ID, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Idaho, Idaho Government, Non-Profit, Theater, Arts

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Otter touts ed results, new tax incentive in address to business community

Gov. Butch Otter defended the state's direction on education - and its funding commitment - in a speech to some 600 Treasure Valley business leaders today, reports Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Idaho Government, Idaho

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Balukoff Stumps To Votes At Fair

The fair signals different things for different people, and for politicians it's no different: It's campaign season.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Examiner.com

Election 2014: Recent polls in 25 gubernatorial races

Alabama - Governor Robert Bentley looks likely to win reelection by a wide margin over Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-Democrat-again Parker Griffith.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Parker Griffith, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nathan Deal, Bob Beauprez, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Two divergent views on Idaho education...

The two major-party candidates for governor are offering "two divergent views on education" this week, reports Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, with GOP Gov. Butch Otter sending a to Idaho newspapers saying Idaho is on a continuing "journey to education excellence," and Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff sending out a fundraising email ... (more)

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

The Spokesman-Review

Non-Republican sought for vacancy on state Tax Commission

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is looking for someone who's not a Republican to serve on the state Tax Commission.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Idaho Government, Idaho

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Plenty of fun to lasso at North Idaho Fair & Rodeo - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The North Idaho Fair & Rodeo opened Wednesday morning with a striking new entryway and plaza that pays tribute to a century and a half of Kootenai County history, from mining and logging through present-day tourism that drives the local economy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Idaho, Kootenai County, ID, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Cataldo, ID

The Missoula Independent Online

Highway robbery

Megaload corridor debate reveals the true conservatives by Pat Ford Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has worked hard for six years to turn the state's Highway 12 into a corridor for sending massive, 200-foot-long megaloads of heavy equipment to Alberta, Canada, for tar sands extraction.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

In brief: Idaho same-sex marriage case will be heard by three-judge...

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected without comment Idaho Gov. Butch Otter's request for the state's same-sex marriage case to go directly to a full 11-judge panel rather than the usual three-judge panel.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Yates: We Can Work It Out

New Idaho GOP Chairman Steve Yates has been starting from scratch at the Idaho GOP office, where the last remaining employee when he took over recently hired party Executive Director Judy Gowen, who was brought in by former Chairman Barry Peterson left shortly after the Aug. 2 meeting at which Yates was elected chairman.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Ridenbaugh Press

Finishing the debate

Gov. Butch Otter, the longtime "Happy Warrior" of Idaho politics, who prides himself on running "positive campaigns," has taken on a far different approach against his Democratic challenger, A.J. Balukoff.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Idaho Government, Idaho, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Medical News

Calif.'s Medicaid expansion brings renewed concerns about pay for doctors

Some advocates fear that state efforts to cut payments to doctors and other providers will make it hard for new enrollees to get care.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Medicine, Texas, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Idaho Government, Idaho

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Balukoff asks IACI board to take down 'appalling' attack website

A.J. Balukoff, Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, has sent a letter to the board of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, the business lobbying group whose PAC has launched an attack campaign against him including a website dubbed "LiberalAJ.com," asking the business leaders to take down the website.

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The Spokesman-Review

Otter's work group backs accepting Medicaid expansion funds - Thu, 14 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - More than 100,000 uninsured Idahoans would qualify for health coverage and state and local taxpayers would save $44 million in 2016, under a plan for accepting expanded federal Medicaid funds approved by a working group appointed by Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Idaho, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

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