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Popkey: Idaho R’s Organize — For Demo Grant

No matter how much cash Vice President Cheney raises for Bill Sali's congressional campaign this afternoon, it's a better day for Democrat Larry Grant. That's because the long-term impact of Cheney's fly-by fundraiser will pale compared to the announcement today of a Republicans for Grant organization, giving license to Republicans to vote for a Democrat. The group includes some top GOP names: Jim Nelson of Nelson Construction, Micron co-founder and former GOP congressional candidate Ward Parkinson and lawyer-lobbyist Allyn Dingel.

For the rest of Dan Popkey's column in the Idaho Statesman, click here. Meanwhile, Serephin @ the 43rd State Blues is celebrating the news here,

Question: Will Republicans For Grant hurt Repub nominee Bill Sali's chances much?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.