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Five candidates qualify for Idaho GOP presidential caucus ballot

The Idaho Republican Party has announced that five candidates have qualified for the ballot for its March 6 presidential caucus: Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Buddy Roemer. Roemer is the former governor of Louisiana and served four terms in Congress in the 1980s as a Democrat. Click below for the Idaho GOP's full announcement about its caucus ballot.

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February 6, 2012                                                                                                                                                                          




Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Republican Party announced today that five Republican Presidential Candidates have qualified for the first-ever Idaho Republican Party Presidential Caucus that will take place in every county across the state on March 6th, commonly known as Super Tuesday. The five candidates who have qualified for the ballot are: Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Buddy Roemer (in the order they filed with the State Party).

“We are delighted to have these five Republican candidates file to participate in the Idaho Republican Party Presidential Caucus,” stated Chairman Norm Semanko. “It is becoming apparent that we are on the radar of the Republican Presidential candidates as they realize that Idaho’s 32 delegates are more delegates than Iowa, New Hampshire or Nevada.”

To learn more about the historic March 6th caucuses, along with locations and directions for the county caucuses, visit the Idaho Republican Party Caucus website at www.idaho-republican-caucus.comor contact political director Trevor Thorpe at Idaho GOP headquarters at 208-343-6405 or trevor@idgop.org.




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