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Steve Yates On North Korea (1310 KLIX)

August 10, 2017

Bill Colley | News Radio 1310 KLIX Long before he announced as a Republican for Lt. Governor in Idaho, former state party Chairman Steve Yates was in the thick of Asian politics. “The latest crisis with North Korea has many people asking what role China is playing” He was a national security adviser for Vice President […]

Idaho Lieutenant Governor Race: Who’s Running And How Are Their Finances?

August 3, 2017

Matt Guilhem, Boise State Public Radio – So far, five Republican candidates are jockeying to be Idaho’s next lieutenant governor. We have a look at the candidates, the job and the latest financial numbers from their campaigns.

VIDEO: Lieutenant Governor Candidate Talks About Idaho Beef Industry

August 1, 2017

Deanne Coffin, KPVI – For over a decade China has not allowed American beef to be imported into their country, until just recently when President Donald Trump’s administration secured a new agreement with the Chinese leaders.

Idaho’s special relationship with Taiwan and great opportunity

August 1, 2017

While not well known, Idaho has a special relationship with Taiwan. Not only is Taiwan Idaho’s third largest international trading partner, but the single largest international investor in Taiwan is Boise based Micron. The 23 million people in Taiwan are some of Idaho’s most avid customers, buying more than the 1.3 billion people in China, based on 2016 Department of Commerce figures.

Press Release: Steve Yates releases record setting first semi-annual fundraising numbers

July 28, 2017

BOISE, ID – Today, former IDGOP Chairman and Idaho Falls businessman Steve Yates announced that in the first reporting period of his campaign for Lieutenant Governor, he received a record $102,472.90 in contributions, and ended the reporting period with over $100,000 cash on hand.

Candidate drops in for Lewiston visit

July 28, 2017

William L. Spence, Lewiston Tribune – Being a candidate for Idaho’s poorest paid and arguably least appreciated state office hasn’t stopped Steve Yates from running a serious campaign – but he’s not shy about injecting a little humor into the race, either.

Press Release: Former IDGOP Chairman Steve Yates passes the gavel to Chairman Jonathan Parker

July 22, 2017

COEUR D’ALENE, ID – Today, former IDGOP Chairman Steve Yates symbolically passed the gavel to new Chairman Jonathan Parker, who was unable to attend the meeting in person, after a vote by the full State Central Committee.

Joining the @DLoesch Radio Show at 1:35pm CT. Tune in at @Yates4Idaho

Region 7 put on a great BBQ last night! Thank you for the opportunity to reflect on the work we accomplished as a party.


Talked with @Billcolleyradio from @topstoryklix about North Korea, China, and our campaign. Take a listen:

Look for the Ada County GOP float at the Kuna Days parade and get some candy for the kids!

Pres Trump underscores importance of fair trade deals. I'll advocate for Idaho's industries to trade partners. More:

Joining the @DLoesch Radio Show at 1:35pm CT. Tune in at @Yates4Idaho

Thank you to Michael and Chenele Dixon for hosting us at their home this evening! Great discussion about education, taxes and the economy.


Had a great meet and greet at Rep. Mike Kingsley's home this evening. Thank you to everyone who came on this beautiful summer day!

Join me at 7:00 tonight in Lewiston at the home of Rep. Mike Kingsley for a meet and greet!

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I had a lot of fun participating in the Bear Lake county parade and fair yesterday. Always a great time catching up with Republicans in Montpelier! ... See MoreSee Less

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Had a great evening at the Region VII BBQ this evening. It's always great to spend time with Republicans close to home! Thank you to all the incredible volunteers who put this fun event together! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great end to the day in Twin Falls with the Twin Falls GOP Summer Picnic. ... See MoreSee Less

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Had a great tour of Magic Valley Printing this morning, learning about the printing industry and discussing the challenges facing small businesses. Thank you to Wayne Henderson for taking the time to meet with me! ... See MoreSee Less

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