Walt Minnick was hoping for national Democratic Party support in his fight to unseat Rep. Bill Sali, and now he's got it.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced today that Minnick is now part of the group's Red to Blue program, designed to give support to strong Democratic challengers in Republican-held states.
The campaign finance numbers keep rolling in. This time it's Walt Minnick's campaign for Idaho's First Congressional district.
According to Minnick's campaign, the Democrat took in $228,336 in the first quarter of the year.
The Idaho political establishment has reached new heights of self-loathing. The Idaho Republican Party, which is the party that runs the state, is suing itself.
Join us as we dash through the death-defying devil-may-care logic that makes this case so fun.
It's a one-horse race for the Democrats in Idaho's First Congressional District.
Larry Grant announced this morning that he is dropping out of the race for the Democratic nomination, officially endorsing Walt Minnick in the process.
Jim Hansen, the executive director of the progressive group United Vision For Idaho, told supporters today that he is stepping down from his post, to take a new job.
Also today, Idaho Democratic Party leaders say they're ready to announce their new executive director. They have declined to say who.
Hansen did, however.
And then there were two.
Northern Idaho businessman Rand Lewis formally withdrew from the three-way race for the Democratic nomination for Idaho's First District Congressional seat yesterday. In the process, he endorsed his one-time opponent, Larry Grant.
Looks like it's officialWalt Minnick is running for Idaho's First District Congressional seat. Well, at least it's almost official.
BW had this story two weeks ago. Read about it here.
Minnick said today that the official announcement in Boise will come Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Idaho Historical Museum in Julia Davis Park.
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