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A television ad from Sen. Mike Crapo about protecting jobs is being criticized by his Democratic opponent as taking credit for spending from a stimulus plan he opposed. Crapo denied that claim from Democrat Tom Sullivan, saying he simply made sure the government spending followed federal law, which helped Idaho workers. Crapo's ad shows him at an event at MotivePower,…

Incumbent Sen. Mike Crapo is seeking his third term in the U.S. Senate, but says the next session of Congress could be reminiscent of part of his time in the House of Representatives. Several election forecasters show Republicans gaining ground in Congress, potentially retaking one or both of the House and the Senate. The final tally could harken back to…

The two major party candidates for one of Idaho's U.S. Senate seats tried to saddle each other with the blame and responsibility for the country's economic woes during a televised debate Tuesday. Incumbent Republican Mike Crapo said America is stealing from future generations for today's spending programs, while Democrat Tom Sullivan said Crapo has been in charge in Congress during…

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and his Democratic challenger Tom Sullivan disagreed over tax cuts, government spending, health care regulations, and many other issues facing the U.S. in a back-and-forth debate on Idaho Public Television that had to be reined in by the moderators at several points. Sullivan, a businessman from Tetonia who hasn't held office, burnished his Democratic beliefs by…

Republican Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and Democrat Tom Sullivan, a businessman from Tetonia, are two of three candidates on the ballot for one of Idaho's seats in the U.S. Senate. They will meet for a debate at the Idaho State Capitol that will be televised on Idaho Public Television (IPTV). Anyone without access to a TV but with an Internet…

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Sen. Mike Crapo's third party challenger, Randy Bergquist, said he's a lifelong Republican, but is running under the Constitution Party because both major political parties have strayed too far from the country's founding document. To Bergquist, an independent insurance agent from Fruitland who hasn't held an elected office, closely following the Constitution means putting a stop to federal programs not…

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo was a vocal opponent of the financial regulatory reform plan when it passed through Congress, and is now using the legislation as a campaign issue.  However, his Democratic opponent in the November election, Tom Sullivan, says contributions from Wall Street firms could have influenced his “no” vote on the new law. President Barack Obama signed the…

Democrats gathered at the Coeur d'Alene Casino near Worley ended the weekend's events with a bang Saturday night at a gala banquet which featured Native American traditional dance presentations, speeches by several Democratic candidates, and a keynote address given by former Congressman Pat Williams, who represented the state of Montana for 18 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Jim…