Former Idaho Rep. Bill Sali penned a “dear friend” letter that was distributed to all attendees at last night’s Kootenai County Republican Central Committee meeting, defending Rep. Phil Hart and pinpointing what he says is the real reason for Hart’s tax and legal troubles: Me. “Why has Phil gotten so much media attention?” Sali asks in the letter. “In the Legislature Phil has been an effective voice for freedom, less government and lower taxes. Apparently Betsy Russell can’t stand that and she wants to silence his voice. She wins if you decide not to support Phil.” You can read the letter here.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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