Mitt Romney stars in campaign ad
April 15th, 2014
04:53 PM ET
11 hours ago

Mitt Romney stars in campaign ad

(CNN) – Is Mitt Romney running again?

"The stakes are very high in this election because Washington's spending is out of control," says Mitt Romney in a new campaign commercial, sounding very much like a candidate running for office.

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Filed under: House Republicans • Idaho • Mitt Romney
Romney takes sides in GOP primary fight
November 18th, 2013
02:23 PM ET
5 months ago

Romney takes sides in GOP primary fight

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's wading into a Republican primary battle.

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee Monday endorsed Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho, who's facing a tough primary challenge as he runs for re-election next year.

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Filed under: 2014 • Idaho • Mitt Romney
BREAKING: Romney wins Idaho caucuses, CNN projects
March 6th, 2012
11:34 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Romney wins Idaho caucuses, CNN projects

(CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican caucuses in Idaho, CNN projects.

For the latest Super Tuesday developments, follow The Political Ticker's live blog.


Filed under: 2012 • Idaho • Mitt Romney
Romney pledges not to embarrass
March 1st, 2012
05:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney pledges not to embarrass

Idaho Falls, Idaho (CNN) - In a speech to his largest audience in recent memory Thursday, Mitt Romney pledged that he would never embarrass the American people in the White House.

That assurance - which the campaign previously deployed against Newt Gingrich in Iowa - appeared to be a veiled swipe against the Republican presidential slate at large.
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Filed under: 2012 • Idaho • Mitt Romney
Santorum: Tax returns 'should be out soon'
February 14th, 2012
08:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum: Tax returns 'should be out soon'

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum seemed slightly out of the loop Tuesday over when his own tax returns would be released, saying he thought they may have already been out.

"They should be out soon. I thought they were actually coming out today," Santorum told reporters at a campaign stop in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
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Filed under: 2012 • Idaho • Rick Santorum
Idaho governor blocks federal health care reform law
April 21st, 2011
04:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Idaho governor blocks federal health care reform law

(CNN) - How much power do individual states have to block implementation of the new health care reform law?

A lot, if the governor of Idaho has his way.

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Filed under: Health care • Idaho
September 29th, 2010
09:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Idaho Democrat latest to waver on support for Pelosi

(CNN) - Freshman Rep. Walt Minnick of Idaho is the latest House Democrat to distance himself from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying he hasn't decided if he would back Pelosi again for speaker.

"I'm going to have to see who's running," Minnick responded when asked whether he supports Pelosi.

But Minnick also seemed to send a signal he will consider a change in the leadership lineup even if Democrats retain the majority but lose House seats, saying " when a party loses seats, that leads to leadership changes."

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Filed under: 2010 • Idaho • Nancy Pelosi • Walt Minnick
August 27th, 2010
08:21 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN 100: A rosy outlook for the Tea Party's favorite Democrat

 The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.
The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:

Idaho 1st – Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick seeks a 2nd term

Primary: May 25
Location: Western Idaho
Days until Election Day: 67

(CNN) - At first glance, the race for Idaho's 1st district looks like it should be virtually unwinnable for a Democratic candidate in 2010. Idaho, some of the most Tea Party movement-friendly terrain in the nation, is solidly Republican at the presidential level; no Democrat has won here since Lyndon Johnson's 1964 bid.

The panhandle area of the state, which has traditionally been its most Democratic territory, has trended more Republican in recent years. And Rep. Walt Minnick - the first Democrat to win a congressional race here since 1992 - won that seat in a squeaker two years ago, edging past incumbent Republican Rep. Bill Sali 51-49 percent.

But Minnick - who defied the odds in 2008, winning a string of counties that backed John McCain over Barack Obama - seems poised to confound expectations yet again.

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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100 • Idaho • Walt Minnick
May 26th, 2010
09:10 AM ET
4 years ago

Washington, Palin-backed candidate defeated

 A Republican congressional candidate in Idaho who was recruited by national Republicans and endorsed by Sarah Palin was defeated Tuesday in a primary election.
A Republican congressional candidate in Idaho who was recruited by national Republicans and endorsed by Sarah Palin was defeated Tuesday in a primary election.

(CNN) - A Republican congressional candidate in Idaho who was recruited by national Republicans and endorsed by Sarah Palin was defeated Tuesday in a primary election.

Idaho state Representative Raul Labrador topped Vaughn Ward in the battle for the GOP nomination for Idaho's 1st Congressional District.

Ward, an Iraq war veteran who served as a campaign state coordinator for Sen. John McCain's 2008 bid for the White House, was picked as a candidate for the National Republican Congressional Committee's "Young Gun's" program. He greatly outraised Labrador in the race for campaign cash, and Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee who was born in Idaho, joined Ward at a rally last week.

But Ward apparently damaged his bid in recent weeks, allegedly plagiarizing from a speech President Barack Obama made at the 2004 Democratic convention. He also mistakenly alluded that Puerto Rico was a country during a recent debate.

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Filed under: 2010 • Idaho • Popular Posts • Raul Labrador • Vaughn Ward
April 16th, 2010
10:40 AM ET
4 years ago

Minnick sole Democrat to receive Tea Party Express endorsement

Washington (CNN) - Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick is the only Democrat to receive an endorsement by the Tea Party Express – and he's happy that the group is on his side.

"They're just ordinary folks who think the government ought to balance this budget. There's nothing very radical about that so I'm pleased to have their endorsement," Minnick said Friday on CNN's American Morning.






The Tea Party Express, which just wrapped up their three week, 47-city "Just Vote Them Out!" bus tour, listed 13 Democrats on their "Tea Party Targets" list and 13 Republicans plus Minnick on their "Tea Party Heroes" list.

Notable Republicans joining Minnick on the "Heroes" list are Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio, Pennsylvania Senate candidate Pat Toomey, Rep. Michele Bachmann and Rep. Joe Wilson.

"My state supports independent people who do what's best for our constituents and good ideas come from both parties," Minnick said.


Filed under: 2010 • Idaho • Tea Party movement • Walt Minnick
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