Here’s how much the race for Idaho GOP chair is heating up as next weekend’s Idaho Republican Party convention in Moscow approaches: Today one of the candidates, Doug Sayer of Blackfoot, sent out a press release touting his candidacy and reporting endorsements from House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, and Sen. Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton. Sayer is the founder of Premier Technology in Blackfoot and the brother of state Commerce Director Jeff Sayer; the 51-year-old said, “It is time we unite our party and move forward. We need a chairman who will share his opinions less and focus on smart management, strategy and raising money in order to elect Republicans in November.”
Also seeking the post are current state GOP Chairman Barry Peterson of Mountain Home, and conservative activist Mike Duff, who managed the late Helen Chenoweth’s successful campaign for Congress.
Sayer’s announcement includes this quote from Moyle: “Doug Sayer is a candidate all Republicans will be able to support as party chairman. I know he is a solid conservative who is dedicated to providing the leadership our party requires now more than ever if we are to be successful in November.”