For the past two years, the traditional Martin Luther King Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day human rights rally on the steps of the state Capitol has had to be moved, because the Idaho Freedom Foundation scooted in early and reserved the steps for a Tea Party rally. That didn't happen this year. Asked why not, Freedom Foundation head Wayne Hoffman said, “I think the Tea Party group has gone from doing rallies to doing a lot more public policy-type work,” including getting involved with legislation/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here. (AP file photo: Roger Warrick, 71, from Boise, waves his flag on the state capitol steps in downtown Boise during a Tea Party Boise tax day rally on April 15, 2010)
Question: Has the Tea Party been effective in Idaho?