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Ron Paul's national campaign is disavowing efforts by Idaho supporters to use little-noticed precinct committee races as part of a strategy to overturn the results of Idaho's presidential caucus, which Mitt Romney won with 62 percent support. “In Idaho, isolated instances of grassroots activists working toward an ostensible 'hostile takeover' of the GOP are not sanctioned by the Ron Paul national campaign,” national campaign manager John Tate said in a statement. You can read his full statement here; Paul placed third in Idaho's GOP caucus, behind Rick Santorum.
Can Ron Paul win Idaho in tonight's first ever Idaho GOP presidential caucuses? Marc Johnson's “The Johnson Post” takes a look at the question today, writing that despite the endorsement of Mitt Romney by much of Idaho's GOP establishment, “The insurgent wing of the Idaho GOP, the group that has come to dominate a good deal of the party’s business, is entirely capable of sending Romney and his Idaho supporters a big message.” Johnson writes, “We’ll see if they do. It may be worth noting that while Paul was drawing 1,300 up the road in Sandpoint (yesterday), Gov. Butch Otter, a Romney surrogate, was speaking to a crowd of 100 in Coeur d’Alene.” You can read Johnson's full post here.
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has announced a Boise campaign rally this Saturday at 12:30 at Century Link Arena, 223 S. Capitol Blvd. in downtown Boise. Paul spoke at a rally in Twin Falls earlier today, and will hold campaign rallies Friday at 4 p.m. in Moscow, at the UI student union ballroom, and at 7:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center.
Meanwhile, rival candidate Mitt Romney, who has the endorsements of most of Idaho's top GOP elected officials, will hold a Boise campaign rally tomorrow at 1:30 at Guerdon Enterprises, 5556 S. Federal Way in Boise, after a high-dollar fundraiser at the Grove Hotel; and candidate Rick Santorum rallied crowds in Boise and Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday. All are seeking Idaho's 32 delegates in the GOP presidential contest, which will be awarded in statewide caucuses on March 6, Super Tuesday.