Elections: Close state races

by Judy Ferro Got the election spirit yet? The debates are over except for an Oct. 30 meeting of candidates for lieutenant governor.  (You can still view them at the IDPTV and KTVB websites.) The Idaho Press-Tribune has published the first segment of candidate answers to a wide range of questions. A flood of TV …

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 …