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Simpson Race Epitomizes GOP Divide

With PAC money and independent expenditures flowing to Idaho’s 2nd District congressional race, the Wall Street Journal says support for Rep. Mike Simpson over newcomer Bryan Smith is emblematic of how business interests are fighting GOP insurgents. The contest is “a leading example of how the Republican Party’s business-friendly, establishment wing plans to answer challenges from the party’s tea-party wing”/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Insurgents? First time I've heard the Far Right wing of the GOP called insurgents. Is that an accurate name?


Read more here: http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/wall-street-journal-touts-idahos-smith-simpson-as-example-of-gop-divide/#storylink=cpy

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