Idaho GOP Chairman Norm Semanko has been tabbed for a seat on the Republican National Committee's budget committee, which state party executive director Jonathan Parker said "other than the executive committee, is the most influential committee on the RNC." The budget seat previously had been held by Blake Hall as Idaho's national committeeman for the party; Hall resigned the national committeeman post after his conviction last month on stalking charges in Idaho Falls. The state party has three positions on the RNC, for its chairman, national committeeman and national committeewoman, a post that's long been held by Cindy Moyle. The state GOP central committee will vote on how to fill the vacant national committeeman seat, which Hall had held since 1990, at its Jan. 9 meeting.
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