Minnick highlights business credentials

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By John Foster - October 15, 2008

Boise City Club hosts forum for Idaho Congressional candidates
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
For immediate release

Walt Minnick today highlighted his deep experience in business and economics during a candidate forum hosted by the Boise City Club. It was the third meeting between Minnick, a longtime Idaho business leader, and Congressman Bill Sali.

Minnick, widely recognized in Idaho’s business community as a bipartisan problem-solver, pointed to the stark contrasts between his experience and that of Sali, an embattled incumbent who has dealt with…

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Rep. Bill Sali heckles Minnick staffer during television interview

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By John Foster - October 15, 2008

For immediate release

Bill Sali and his Congressional/campaign staff today heckled a Minnick spokesman during an interview with Boise television station KTVB. Read about it here. From the story:

KTVB reporter Ysabel Bilbao was interviewing Walt Minnick’s campaign director John Foster Wednesday afternoon.  During the interview, someone loudly yelled and was laughing during the interview at the Grove plaza. Bilbao and Foster initially ignored the intrusion, but quickly noticed the source of the heckling: Sali and members of his staff.

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Minnick slams Sali for veterans votes

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By John Foster - October 14, 2008

Idaho Congressional candidates meet at Meridian Chamber of Commerce forum

For immediate release

Walt Minnick today took Bill Sali to task for the freshman congressman’s poor record on veterans issues. The two met during a joint appearance before the Meridian Chamber of Commerce.

Minnick is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Bill Sali never served in the military.

Minnick highlighted our nation’s responsibility to our veterans by talking about those who didn’t make it home from Vietnam, and about…

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Sali forced to change latest ad

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By John Foster - October 13, 2008

Attack spot violates FCC ‘stand by your ad’ requirements

Monday, October 13, 2008
For immediate release

Bill Sali’s latest false and negative attack ad violates requirements of the Federal Communications Commission that candidates provide proper disclaimers. As a result of the violation, Sali’s debt-ridden campaign is being forced to change the ad, and could be forced to pay a higher rate for broadcast advertising.

“This is yet another part of the pattern of Bill Sali’s ineffectiveness and incompetence. He is not following the…

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Fellow Republicans contradict Sali’s claim that hearings are ‘political theater’

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By John Foster - October 09, 2008

Idaho Republican under fire for skipping two days of committee hearings on AIG, Lehman

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Bill Sali is under fire again today for his decision to skip key investigative hearings into the government bailout of AIG and the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Both events are central to the current economic crisis.

On Tuesday night, KTVB (the NBC affiliate in Boise) was the first station to report on Sali skipping the hearings. (Watch the story here.) In the piece, Sali said no new information came out…

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