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GOP: ‘Things are changing before our eyes’

Here’s a link to my day-after story on the primary election, in which everything from tea party activism to social media hijinks contributed to a shakeup for the GOP, from the defeat of six sitting Republican lawmakers to the upset in the congressional race. Idaho Republican Party Chairman Norm Semanko said, “I think social media is playing a significant role in politics in general. … Even though it was a low turnout, what drove people to vote was the social media. … Things are changing before our eyes.”


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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