Big Oil’s profits go right to Bill Sali

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By John Foster - November 02, 2008

Sali accepts $5,000 on record day for Exxon-Mobil; Minnick campaign calls on Sali to return it to drivers

Sunday, November 2
For immediate release

On October 30, Exxon-Mobil reported the largest quarterly profit of any business in U.S. history. During the three-month period Idahoans were furious about the record prices at the pump, Exxon-Mobile raked in more than $14 billion, according to news reports:

“In what will probably be the high-water mark for corporate profits for a while, the oil giant Exxon…

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‘Republicans for Minnick’ add nearly 50 new names to steering committee

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By John Foster - November 29, 2008

Group identifies thousands of strong Republicans who pledge to support Walt Minnick on Election Day

Wednesday, October 29
For immediate release

Earlier this year, Walt Minnick announced the formation of Republicans for Minnick, a group organizing cross-party support for the Idaho congressional candidate.

“Walt is a Democrat, but he is an Idahoan first,” states the website “He shares our conservative values of fiscal responsibility and limited government. Walt is a former CEO of an Idaho company, a military veteran and a man with an…

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Idaho race now ‘tilts’ toward Minnick

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By John Foster - October 29, 2008

For the 2nd time in 6 days, analyst upgrades Minnick’s chances

Wednesday, October 29
For immediate release

The Rothenberg Political Report has changed its rating in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and now says the race is a toss-up that “tilts” toward Walt Minnick. Click here to see the ratings. (The Rothenberg Political Report is a non-partisan reporting and analysis publication offering independent ratings on Congressional races around the country.)

The news comes one day after named “Sali’s…

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Rep. Bill Sali ignores Idaho traditions of bipartisanship, collaboration, effectiveness

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By John Foster - October 21, 2008

Monday, October 27
For immediate release

Recently, Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID02) was named by Esquire Magazine as one of the 10 best members of Congress thanks to his willingness to evaluate all ideas, reach across party lines and look for solutions rather than arguments.

They are lessons Rep. Bill Sali (R-ID01) ignored while he served with Simpson in the Idaho Legislature, and lessons Sali continues to ignore while he serves with Simpson in the U.S. House. 

The latest example is a list of nearly…

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Spokesman-Review endorses Minnick

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By John Foster - October 26, 2008

Spokane newspaper has endorsed Republicans McCain, Risch

Sunday, October 26
For immediate release

The Spokane Spokesman-Review has endorsed Walt Minnick in his race to unseat Bill Sali, the representative from Idaho’s First Congressional District.

The newspaper is one of the largest in the Northwest, and its readership stretches across all of North Idaho. It has already endorsed Republicans John McCain and Jim Risch in the presidential and U.S. Senate races, respectively.

However, the newspaper called Bill Sali and his antics “uncooperative,” “incompetent,” “erratic,” “tiresome” and…

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