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Governor candidate releases new campaign ad featuring TV anchors

July 24, 2017

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Republican Gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist started a new TV campaign Wednesday using TV news anchors in his ad. The ad shows the anchors from different Idaho TV stations, including KIFI and KIDK, reading a story announcing his plans to cut $100 million in government spending in his first 100 days, if […]

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Finding 3% Wasteful Spending Can be Done in Any Budget — Especially Idaho’s State Budget

In my first 100 days as Governor, I plan to cut $100 million in wasteful and inefficient spending – just 3 percent of Idaho’s roughly $3.5 billion annual budget. I am not a politician and have spent my entire career in the real world managing budgets and finding ways to do more with less. That […]

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You asked: Are GOP candidate’s big Boise election banners OK?

June 28, 2017

By Bill Dentzer No election would be complete without campaign signs — or complaints about them. Given the outsize interest in next year’s state elections, both are popping up early. A Statesman reader called in Monday to question a major new bloom of signage at the corner of Parkcenter and Park boulevards, where a new […]

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Idaho businessman vows to cut budget if elected governor

June 15, 2017

Political newcomer Tommy Ahlquist said June 13 he’ll slash $100 million from the state budget within his first 100 days in office if he wins the Idaho gubernatorial seat in 2018. Ahlquist didn’t pinpoint what he plans to cut from Idaho’s general fund, which totaled roughly $3.4 billion for fiscal year 2018. Instead, he said […]

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EAST IDAHO NEWSMAKERS: REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE TOMMY AHLQUIST

June 12, 2017

By: Nate Eaton Watch the video In this edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton speaks with Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Tommy Ahlquist. Ahlquist is a Boise business developer and medical doctor who has never run for political office. He is known for transforming the corner of 8th and Main from a 25-year hole in downtown […]

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Local farmers will grow crops to produce food additive in Weiser

June 8, 2017

By Larry Meyer WEISER — Inulin is an organic additive in many food products, such as yogurt, and it will soon be produced at a facility at Weiser, the only one in the United States. Officials of Intrinsic Organics, were joined by community, county and state leaders in the official groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the […]

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Tommy Ahlquist covered 7,000 miles getting to know Idaho. Will it help him get elected governor?

BY BILL DENTZER Pete Weir got the call in late April: As mayor of Hagerman, a Magic Valley town with a population on the short side of 900, could he meet a candidate for governor who’d be passing through? “I thought I might as well do that — he may be the next governor. Who […]

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AHLQUIST NAMES WATKINS AS CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN

June 6, 2017

IDAHO FALLS — Idaho Republican Committeeman Damond Watkins will serve as campaign chairman for Gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist. Ahlquist made the announcement Thursday and said having Watkins serve as chairman “is a great honor.” “He is widely respected in the Republican Party and has served in leadership positions in the Idaho Republican Party for over […]

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Politics are local- and nothing is more local than a neighborhood get together in a backyard. Thank you to Jade and Liz Millington for hosting and for introducing me to friends and neighbors. Lots of discussion about education tonight. It's time to turn frustration and...

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RT @KohlerJeff: Attended meet-n-greet for @TommyAhlquist tonight. Refreshing to hear non-politician's plan for better Idaho. Clear head & c…

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So honored to spend time today with Greg and Erin Whiteley. Greg is the award winning director of documentaries New York Doll, Mitt, Most Likely to Succeed, and Last Chance U. Fascinating conversation about many topics. Great people with big ideas!

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Our weekly vlog is back for another episode! Thank you for joining us again! We hope you are enjoying these. Make sure to comment below thoughts and questions you have. This week we thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about CONNECTING. We...

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