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Idaho GOP erred when it said Minnick got tax break

Associated Press
Date: August 23, 2008
Article URL: http://www.fox12news.com/Global/story.asp?S=8887057

Article Summary:

The Idaho Republican Party erred this week when it accused Democratic U.S. House candidate Walt Minnick of improperly benefiting this year from a homeowner’s tax exemption on a residence located outside the district he seeks to represent.

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Sali, Minnick agree on progress in Iraq War

Idaho Statesman
Date: August 09, 2008
Article URL: http://www.idahostatesman.com/102/story/464696.html

Article Summary:

Sali’s general election opponent, Democrat Walt Minnick, said he, too, thought that the surge has brought stability to Iraq. The leadership of the U.S. military commander, Gen. David Petraeus, has made it possible to consider reducing the U.S. presence, Minnick said. He also said he’s encouraged by how the country’s prime minister, Nouri al Maliki, wants to discuss a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops. 

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Minnick strategy: Paint Idaho’s Sali as fringe

Associated Press
Date: August 06, 2008
Article URL: http://www.theolympian.com/northwest/story/534043.html

Article Summary:

Associated Press covers event highlighting a bad Sali vote on bridges, delves deeper into campaign’s approach to the race.

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Democrat unveils early TV ad and flexes financial advantage

Today's Channel 6
Date: July 30, 2008
Article URL: http://www.kivitv.com/Global/story.asp?s=8763778

Article Summary:

KIVI/Today’s 6 covers the Minnick campaign’s television commercials, the first such spots to run in Idaho during the general election season. 

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Fundraising travails give Dems major pick-up opportunity in deep-red Idaho

Talking Points Memo
Date: July 28, 2008
Article URL: http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/07/gopers_fundraising_travails_gi.php

Article Summary:

National website analyzes Minnick chances for victory

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National Democrats to spend $350k on Minnick campaign ads

KTVB.com
Date: July 23, 2008
Article URL: http://www.ktvb.com/news/legislature/stories2/ktvbn-jul2208-minnick_sali_campaign_spending.7fd87aff.html

Article Summary:

KTVB’s Ysabel Bilbao reports on plans by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to spend money on advertising in the race between Walt Minnick and Bill Sali.

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Popkey: It’s time for Sali to admit he needs help

Idaho Statesman
Date: July 27, 2008
Article URL: http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/453150.html

Article Summary:

Idaho Statesman political columnist and investigative reporter Dan Popkey analyzes the many recent bumps in the road in Bill Sali’s campaign to hold onto his seat in the face of a serious threat from Walt Minnick. 

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Idaho Is No Longer a Lock for Republicans


Date:
Article URL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121608502882853095.html?mod=todays_us_page_one

Article Summary:

Bill Sali is defying the political odds by making Idaho’s first-district congressional race competitive. That isn’t good for Mr. Sali: He is the incumbent.

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Evans-Novak upgrades Minnick’s prospects in the 1st CD race

Evans-Novak Report - http://www.humanevents.com
Date: July 02, 2008
Article URL: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=27322

Article Summary:

Congressional Republicans need to worry about every corner of the map this year, and Idaho’s 1st District in no exception.

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Minnick makes campaign stop

Bonner County Daily Bee - http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com
Date: July 01, 2008
Article URL: http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com/articles/2008/07/01/news/news03.txt

Article Summary:

With gas prices on a seemingly upward trajectory, Democratic congressional hopeful Walt Minnick is making a pitch to the people of North Idaho that his leadership would help solve America’s energy crisis.

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ID’s Sali Season

Real Clear Politics - http://www.realclearpolitics.com
Date: June 23, 2008
Article URL: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/politics_nation/2008/06/ids_sali_season.html

Article Summary:

Every cycle, both parties find a candidate of theirs who fascinates them.  For some at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Minnick is that candidate.  Developments in Idaho’s First Congressional District suggest that freshman Rep. Bill Sali could face a tough fight for his job this November. 

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Candidates take different tacks on energy

Idaho Statesman - http://www.idahostatesman.com
Date: June 21, 2008
Article URL: http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/421686.html

Article Summary:

Minnick backs exploration along with renewable energy and conservation.  Sali wants coastal and Alaska drilling.

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Sali’s Worst Vote?

Idaho Statesman - http://www.idahostatesman.com
Date: June 10, 2008

Article Summary:

Bill Sali voted against continuing federal aid to timber towns.  Here are a couple takes on the vote.

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Sali Helps Kill Timber Payments to Rural Idaho Counties

New West - http://www.newwest.net
Date: June 06, 2008
Article URL: http://www.newwest.net/city/article/sali_helps_kill_timber_payments_to_rural_idaho_counties/C108/L108/

Article Summary:

The bill would have continued to give money to Idaho schools, roads and law enforcement for the next four years.  Bill Sali voted

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Is Sali vulnerable in Idaho?

The Crypt - http://www.politico.com
Date: May 28, 2008
Article URL:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/0508/Is_Sali_vulnerable_in_Idaho.html

Article Summary:

When any incumbent fails to top the 60 percentage point mark in a primary, it’s generally a warning sign for the candidate’s prospects in a general election, even in a heavily Republican state like Idaho.

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Gone In A Boise Minnick?

The Hotline - http://www.NationalJournal.com
Date: May 28, 2008
Article URL: http://www.nationaljournal.com/hotline/hr_20080528_3456.php

Article Summary:

Considering the problems Bill Sali had with parts of his base in ‘06, it’s not surprising that he took just 60% in last p.m.’s primary.  But it’s still a jolt.

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Clean up after Sali

Spokesman Review - SpokesmanReview.com
Date: May 13, 2008

Article Summary:

Walt Minnick, Idaho Democratic congressional candidate, is reminding voters how much more they are paying for gasoline today than they were two years ago.

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Minnick worked as Sali lunched with lobbyists

BonnerCountyDailyBee.com
Date: May 13, 2008

Article Summary:

Walt Minnick, Idaho Democratic congressional candidate, is reminding voters how much more they are paying for gasoline today than they were two years ago.

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Americans react to petrol price increases

London Telegraph - Telegraph.co.uk
Date: May 09, 2008

Article Summary:

Americans are adopting a host of measures in response to soaring petrol prices including driving more slowly to conserve fuel, going out of their way to find cheaper prices and even driving off from pumps without paying.

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Political Clippings

CQ.com
Date: May 07, 2008

Article Summary:

The Idaho Statesman reports that for more than an hour Tuesday motorists lined up at a Boise gas station to buy cheap fuel subsidized by 1st District Democratic congressional candidate Walt Minnick’s campaign.

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Democratic congressional candidate lowers gas prices - for one hour

IdahoStatesman.com
Date: May 07, 2008

Article Summary:

Motorists lined up for more than an hour Tuesday to buy cut-rate fuel subsidized by congressional candidate Walt Minnick’s campaign at a Boise gas station.

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Minnick primes the pump with voters

Spokesman Review
Date: May 10, 2008

Article Summary:

Cars started lining up at 8:30 a.m. for what may be the most popular stunt of the campaign season

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Idaho congressional candidate offers $2.26-a-gallon gasoline

The Salt Lake Tribune
Date: May 07, 2008

Article Summary:

Motorists lined up quickly in Boise when a congressional candidate offered cut-rate gasoline.

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Minnick Outlines Energy Policy

Lewiston Tribune - http://www.lmtribune.com
Date: April 02, 2008
Article URL: http://www.lmtribune.com/archived-story/Northwest/367964/

Article Summary:

Congressional candidate Walt Minnick outlines energy policy in Lewiston.

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