Giant statewide 'newspaper' mailing backs far-right candidates, has ties to Esposito, Hoffman

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Voters across the state received a fat 48-page newsprint publication in the mail this week – mine was addressed to “resident” – calling itself “The Idahoan,” and purporting to be a newspaper that is published only right before an election – complete with endorsements of far-right candidates in the May 15 primary, multiple ads for the Idaho Freedom Foundation, editorials decrying certain Republican candidates as too moderate, a screed against urban renewal, a call to cut taxes, and multiple typos, including one misidentifying the election date as May 8. The publication, and its accompanying website, identify longtime GOP campaign consultant Lou Esposito and Patrick Malloy as the editors and publishers, but the original filing with the Idaho Secretary...

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Giant statewide 'newspaper' mailing backs far-right candidates, has ties to Esposito, Hoffman

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