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Though results are still pouring into clerk's office in Idaho's 2nd Congressional District, Congressman Mike Simpson, who has served in the U.S. Congress since 1999, has won the Republican nomination.  Simpson defeated state Rep. Russ Mathews, R-Idaho Falls, Chick Heileson, of Iona, and Katherine Burton of Boise, Tuesday.  At the time this article was printed, Simpson had 56 percent of…

Arguably, Congressman Mike Simpson is Idaho's most powerful politician on the federal level.  He has served in the U.S. House since 1999 and is a sitting member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which helps to set budgets and divvy out federal funds each year.  Some have said that Simpson could earn a leadership post if Republicans reclaim the House…

Voters in Idaho's 2nd Congressional District, which covers the eastern portion of the state, including parts of Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and Rexburg, can get a closer look at the three men who want to represent them in the U.S. Congress.  Republicans Mike Simpson, who has held the seat since being elected in 1999, Chick Heileson, and state…

(Note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on the evolving use of social media in government and campaigns.  Part 1 of the series examined how state departments are integrating the use of Twitter and Facebook in their communication plans.  See that story here.  Part 2 looked at how legislators on the state level are utilizing social media…

Candidates from both of Idaho's congressional districts - 10 in all - met in the auditorium at Eagle High School Saturday night to respond to four common questions and to take questions from the audience.  The forum featured Republican and Democratic candidates, as well as an Independent and a Libertarian.  Walt Minnick, Democratic incumbent in the 1st District, and Mike…

Those who want a closer look at candidates vying for both congressional seats in Idaho will have two chances this week to hear from those running. Thursday night in Nampa there will be one forum for those in the race for the right to face Democratic incumbent Walt Minnick in Idaho's 1st Congressional District in November. There will be a…

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