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Ward worked for Democrats in Idaho and Virginia
IdahoStatesman.com ^ | 5/10/2010 | Dan Popkey

Posted on 05/11/2010 10:20:48 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston

Ward worked for Democrats in Idaho and Virginia, says IdahoReporter.com Submitted by Dan Popkey on Mon, 05/10/2010 - 9:39am.

First Congressional District Republican candidate Vaughn Ward worked for Democrats in Idaho and Virginia, IdahoReporter.com reported Sunday.

But Ward's campaign manager, Ryan O'Barto, said Ward did not support Democratic state Rep. Jim Hansen of Boise when he interned for him for college credit in 1989 or 1990 at the Legislature. O'Barto also told IdahoReporter.com that the records of the Virginia Democratic Party that show Ward as a volunteer for Gov. Tim Kaine in 2005 must be a mistake and that Ward never supported Kaine.

Hansen is now executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party. Kaine chairs the Democratic National Committee.

Read more: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2010/05/10/idahopolitics/ward_worked_democrats_idaho_and_virginia_says_idahoreportercom#ixzz0ndqRhf7y

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.idahostatesman.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; election; gopprimary; id2010; idaho; vaughnward; ward
This needs consideration and further investigation. I, for one, have had enough of the Republican establishment telling us who we can vote for.
1 posted on 05/11/2010 10:20:48 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston
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To: RobinOfKingston

Aside from the merits of this story, this guy’s campaign manager is named Ryan O’Barto? What the hell kind of name is that? Sounds like a shameless gimmick to snatch the Irish-Italian vote.


2 posted on 05/11/2010 10:23:19 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: RobinOfKingston

The Idaho Statesman has been on a smear campaign against Vaughn Ward for a while now. For a bit about a month ago it was a week straight, each day a new smear article.


3 posted on 05/11/2010 10:28:12 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

If it’s Popkey, it’s bird-cage liner.


4 posted on 05/11/2010 10:32:35 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
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To: Domandred
The Idaho Statesman has been on a smear campaign against Vaughn Ward for a while now. For a bit about a month ago it was a week straight, each day a new smear article.

Is this Vaughn Ward from Kuna?

5 posted on 05/11/2010 10:34:14 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

My bird hanged himself in his cage after I accidentally used Statesman page of Popkey .


6 posted on 05/11/2010 10:40:16 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: GOP_Raider

Psst...


7 posted on 05/11/2010 10:41:19 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

The guy interned 20 years ago. Looks like a typical “Hey, Republicans, he’s not conservative enough” smear.


8 posted on 05/11/2010 10:44:36 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: GOP_Raider; Chief Engineer; Delphinium; EternalVigilance; Keyes2000mt; Sir_Ed; ...
The FR Idaho Ping List
FReepmail GOP_Raider to be on or off this list

9 posted on 05/11/2010 10:55:55 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (<----Click over there for a special message from GOP_Raider)
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To: RobinOfKingston; Disambiguator; kbennkc

Despite the fact it’s from the g-d Statesman, I’m glad you posted something about this Robin, as I’ve been meaning to get a thread going to discuss the GOP primary. Now that I have a girlfriend, I’m sort of surprised how little time I have anymore.

But I’ve been going back and forth on either Ward or Labrador. To be perfectly honest, I don’t really know that much about Labrador yet and most of you know just how much I despise the Mistakesman. So now is as good of a time as any to see if we can put our heads together and see if anyone can shed some more light on this race.


10 posted on 05/11/2010 11:04:42 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (<----Click over there for a special message from GOP_Raider)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Not that I remember, as I live in Kuna. According to his bio, he grew up in Shoshone and went to BSU. I know Bill Sali is from Kuna.


11 posted on 05/11/2010 11:13:20 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (<----Click over there for a special message from GOP_Raider)
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To: GOP_Raider
I received a "demon dialer" call from Ward's opponents at my home in Pocatello. They label him as a tool of Washington insider's who are bankrolling his campaign. I'm in Simpson's district, so I can't even vote for a rep on the west side of Idaho. We certainly don't want a puppet of the DC establishment controlling a House seat from Idaho.
12 posted on 05/11/2010 11:26:51 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: GOP_Raider
Not that I remember, as I live in Kuna. According to his bio, he grew up in Shoshone and went to BSU. I know Bill Sali is from Kuna.

Thanks.

13 posted on 05/11/2010 11:40:55 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
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To: Myrddin

That’s intriguing. I wonder how you ended up getting a phone call about Ward considering the race in our district when you in the 2nd district? For a while I had been leaning towards Ward but there’s a pretty good chance now that he may not get my vote.


14 posted on 05/11/2010 11:41:00 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (<----Click over there for a special message from GOP_Raider)
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To: GOP_Raider

The Statesman is not my favorite source for anything, but even a broken watch is accurate twice a day.

I have spoken with both Ward and Labrador, briefly. The exchange with Ward was before I had even heard of Labrador. My talk with Ward did not leave me feeling good about him.

A major comparison between the two is that Ward was identified by the Republican establishment back East and he was sent here to make his presence known. Imposed down on us. Yes, he has done “good stuff for America.” That does not equate to “good man for Idaho.”

Labrador, on the other hand, is still an Idahoan in more than name only. He has a very good record in the state legislature. He worked his way up to running for the office of Congressman.


15 posted on 05/11/2010 11:59:37 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: GOP_Raider
I almost hung up the phone on the message, but I heard enough to pique my interest. I passed that info along to Mike Adams at KWIK/KIDK as he has invited Ward as a guest on his morning talk show. I know know anything about Labrador. The folks on your side should ferret this out pretty quick. We have 2 weeks before the primary.
16 posted on 05/11/2010 12:00:12 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin
"The folks on your side should ferret this out pretty quick"

You're right. I've been sitting back thinking the best choice will become clear as we progress to the primary and more information becomes available.

But this election doesn't seem to be getting much attention at all here in North Idaho - I haven't even seen a single TV or radio ad.

Time to start really digging into this... this election is too important.

17 posted on 05/11/2010 12:45:26 PM PDT by PrivateIdaho ("... like a wild potato.")
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To: GOP_Raider
"According to his bio, he grew up in Shoshone and went to BSU"

Yet, that doesn't stop Labrador's supporters from trying to brand Ward as a carpetbagger, because he owns a house in Virginia. Meanwhile, Labrador has admitted to representing illegal scumbag aliens in his law practice.

The fact that the media around here have it out for Ward, the Slantsman in particular, is reason enough for me to vote for him.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

18 posted on 05/11/2010 5:53:18 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: Domandred
"The Idaho Statesman has been on a smear campaign against Vaughn Ward for a while now. For a bit about a month ago it was a week straight, each day a new smear article."

Do you think it's working? I don't. I think it's going to backfire against Labrador, who already has a huge problem in his support for illegal scumbag aliens.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

19 posted on 05/11/2010 5:56:53 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: RobinOfKingston
BS. Ward was born and raised in ID and went to school here.

He hasn't been around the state that much since he had a few jobs that took him on the road such as acting as an aide to Dirk Kempthorne in the Senate, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and the CIA who sent him to Iraq and Afghanistan respectively. I suppose those credits on his resume aren't good enough for a real Idahoan like you. He should have stayed home and served Idaho alone and not his country.

I also met and talked with Ward. He addressed a small group of GOPers in Post Falls for 2 hours, answering our questions and speaking to us all personally. I got a real good feeling from him and support him 100%.

Minnick is far more worried about Ward than he is about Labrador. That's why the Statesman is doing everything to sour people like you against him.

What a surprise that a "Labrador supporter" would come on FR and try to sink the GOP frontrunner in ID-1.

20 posted on 05/12/2010 5:47:11 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: Dr. Thorne
BS. Ward was born and raised in ID and went to school here.

Kinda touchy, aren't you Dr T? Nowhere did I say he wasn't born and schooled in Idaho.

He hasn't been around the state that much since he had a few jobs that took him on the road such as acting as an aide to Dirk Kempthorne in the Senate, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and the CIA who sent him to Iraq and Afghanistan respectively. I suppose those credits on his resume aren't good enough for a real Idahoan like you. He should have stayed home and served Idaho alone and not his country.

"Those credits" mean a lot to "a real Idahoan like [me]." US Army, July 1966 through July 1969. Enlisted, not drafted. You, Dr T, do not help your argument when you snipe at me instead of sticking to the issue. Ward has lived outside Idaho for many years. Does he know the issues that animate us as well as a man who has lived and worked here? Look up his contributions. That information is readily available. I've seen it. Lotsa money from the eastern establishment Republicans who, dare I say it, helped get America into the trouble we are in.

I also met and talked with Ward. He addressed a small group of GOPers in Post Falls for 2 hours, answering our questions and speaking to us all personally. I got a real good feeling from him and support him 100%.

I'm glad that worked out for you. It didn't for me.

Minnick is far more worried about Ward than he is about Labrador. That's why the Statesman is doing everything to sour people like you against him.

Take the Statesman's attitude up with them, not me. It was personal contact that told me to beware of Ward.

What a surprise that a "Labrador supporter" would come on FR and try to sink the GOP frontrunner in ID-1.

Ya caught me. I've been on FR since 2004 just waiting for the Great Ward/Labrador Controversy to boil over, and in one brilliant stroke, you Dr T, blew my carefully crafted cover. I stand in awe of your detective abilities, keen insight, and decisive rhetoric. Especially that part about the Statesman trying to "sour people like me."

Having had this exchange, I hope we can both get back to something constructive.

21 posted on 05/12/2010 9:51:25 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: RobinOfKingston
The fact that "it didn't work out for you" when you met Ward says it all. He is an impressive young man with stellar credentials who came across as sincere, but resolute regarding conservative principles.

Having met and conversed with him, that he didn't impress you tells me more about you than about him.

There are people who will complain at the Second Coming. They are never happy until they can nay-say someone or something. That's you.

Doesn't matter. Ward will win in a walk. In a year, when he has represented ID admirably, you'll still be complaining about him because he doesn't pass your laughable sniff test.

22 posted on 05/13/2010 5:38:13 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Your entire post is an unenlightened bloviation about ... me. I rest my case. Have a good life, “Doc.”


23 posted on 05/13/2010 7:44:26 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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Video:

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“D-01 Ad: Is Walt Minnick Voting Your Values?”

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24 posted on 05/18/2010 12:01:59 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: GOP_Raider
Great!! I am glad Free Republic is getting the truth about Ward.

More coming out every day.

Today he plagerised a bunch of new stuff.CRAZY!!
25 posted on 05/18/2010 7:15:12 PM PDT by Delphinium
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