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Idaho & Utah Mormons Fund CA Anti-Gay Marriage Prop 8

November 3rd, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA – With days to go before the second most watched election in the nation, the really big Mormon money has been pouring in from Utah, Idaho, Nevada and Arizona like never before.

Melaleuca Freedom Celebration has limits

June 30th, 2008

The Melaleuca Corporation that backed a campaign to squelch funding for Idaho Public Television because it dared to show “It’s Elementary” is hosting its own illusion of liberty with July 4th events in Idaho Falls. The “Melaleuca Freedom Celebration” is backed by the company run by Frank VanderSloot, (left) who went after IPTV in 1999 [...]

Idaho Republicans flying high on VanderSloot Airlines

March 4th, 2008

When Idaho’s top GOP leadership gathered in Idaho Falls last week to give Sen. Larry Craig a standing ovation at their annual Lincoln Day event they arrived in style aboard Frank VanderSloot’s corporate jet. The 10 Idaho Republicans who took advantage of VanderSloot’s private shuttle include: House Majority Caucus Chairman Ken Roberts, of Donnelly; Reps. [...]

Larry Craig gets standing ovation, tapping toes not heard

February 23rd, 2008

In spite of his wide stance defense that turned Idaho into a national joke, Sen. Larry Craig got people to their toe-tapping in feet to applaud the three-term Republican. As if suffering from short-term memory loss, the party loyalists attending the Mini-Cassia Lincoln Day Luncheon in Burley, Idaho, still consider Craig their hero. GOP headliners [...]

Risch must come clean on private jet use, says LaRocco

October 29th, 2007

Democratic candidate Larry LaRocco is calling on his political challenger Republican Lt. Gov. Jim Risch to fess up about the cost of using a private Learjet for campaign use. LaRocco, who is running for the US Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Larry (Tippy-Toes) Craig, says Risch’s use of a private Learjet owned by a [...]

Risch’s anti-gay backer tried to censor Idaho Public TV

October 21st, 2007

Frank VanderSloot (left) is a very wealthy man. His Melaleuca Corporation has netted him millions by placing him at the top of his own pyramid giving him enough cash to afford a Learjet that US Senate hopeful, Lt. Gov. Jim Risch (right) uses to shuttle around Idaho. VanderSloot also used his financial reserves in the [...]

Ri$ch flie$ high with $pecial intere$t$

October 21st, 2007

While Lt. Gov. Jim Risch is flying high thanks to the corporate welfare of a wealthy deep-pocketed Republican, Democrat Larry LaRocco is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to campaigning for the United States Senate. “Jim Risch is renting Frank Vandersloot’s Learjet 45; Larry LaRocco is using SouthWest and Horizon and driving [...]

Risch flies thru loophole in multimillionaire’s jet

October 19th, 2007

Lt. Gov. Jim Risch is flying the friendly skies of corporate welfare with the help of Frank VanderSloot, the creator of a multimillion dollar empire built on a pyramid scheme that sells “wellness products.” Risch is taking advantage of VanderSloot’s corporate Learjet 45 to shuttle him around Idaho as he campaigns for the US Senate [...]