Campaigns: IACI sells out for $$$

by Judy Ferro     [Original (adapted version published 8/18/2014 by the Idaho Press-Tribune]                   The ad wars have begun—spots both for and against gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff are running.              A corporate lobbying group’s ad accuses A.J. of being a liberal with (gasp) Democratic values.  To me that says he’s a pragmatist who cares …

Politics: Republican primaries

by Judy Ferro Gotta love Idaho politics. Primaries are behind us, and now Republican factions are arguing over who won. Butch Otter can claim victory because he actually won the Republican nomination for governor. But Russ Fulcher is also claiming victory for his anti-Obamacare, anti-Feds, anti-public schools faction.   Getting 46% of the vote against an …