Idaho firefighters endorse Minnick

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By John Foster - October 25, 2008

Minnick endorsed by Professional Firefighters of Idaho

Saturday, October 25
For immediate release

Mike Walker, vice president of the Professional Firefighters of Idaho, announced in a letter that the group has endorsed and is actively supporting Walt Minnick in his race against incumbent Rep. Bill Sali.

Minnick pledged that, as a Congressman, he will work with local and national first-responder groups on health, safety and labor issues. 

“Firefighters everywhere—especially ours here in Idaho—deserve every bit of help we can give,” Minnick said. “They…

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Minnick endorsed by nation’s largest organization of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans

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By John Foster - October 24, 2008

Idaho candidate also launches new video featuring local vets

Friday, October 24
For immediate release

Yesterday the nation’s largest organization of veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq announced their endorsement of Walt Minnick, a candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District.

“We’re confident that Walt has the right judgment and experience and stated positions to be one of the greatest friends that troops and veterans can have in Congress,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of “Walt understands that we need to…

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Non-partisan analysts again upgrade Minnick’s chances of victory in Idaho

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By John Foster - October 23, 2008

Cook Political Report, Rothenberg Report rate race a ‘toss-up’

For immediate release
Thursday, October 23

For the third time this year, the Cook Political Report has changed its rating in the Idaho First Congressional District race between Walt Minnick and incumbent Bill Sali, and again upgraded Minnick’s chances for victory. Cook first changed the rating in July and did so again in September. Here’s what they had to say today:
“GOP Rep. Bill Sali’s ire-provoking ways are making Republicans nervous, and his strictly…

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Ineffective Bill Sali can’t dodge low rating

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By John Foster - October 23, 2008

Idaho Congressman is 423 on ‘power rankings’ of, behind delegates from Guam, American Samoa

For immediate release
Thursday, October 23

The people of Guam and American Samoa are U.S. citizens, but their delegates to the U.S. Congress have no voting privileges.

However, those two non-voting delegates have more influence in the U.S. Congress than does Rep. Bill Sali, a freshman from Idaho, according to the website

Sali has an abysmal 4.14 “power score” from the site, in part because he received zero points…

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Meridian Chamber endorses Walt Minnick

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By John Foster - October 22, 2008

For immediate release
Wednesday, October 22

In a surprise move, one of Idaho’s most influential business groups yesterday announced its endorsement of Walt Minnick, a candidate in Idaho’s First Congressional District running against incumbent Bill Sali.

The Meridian Chamber PAC, a separate affiliate of the Meridian Chamber of Commerce, issued the endorsement on Tuesday, less than a week after Minnick and Sali debated before the group.

Click here to read about the endorsement.

The endorsement comes as news reports

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