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County GOP Eyes Political Purity

Item: In search of party purity: Republican Central Committee mulls new resolution/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: Another resolution will come before the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee tonight that if passed, would create a sub-committee charged with screening candidates to ensure they are true Republicans. The resolution points out that an important responsibility of the KCRCC is to promote Republican philosophy, but the KCRCC has failed to show any concern regarding whether or not a Republican candidate has promoted or opposed the Republican philosophy. The drafters of the resolution are asking the committee to establish an ad hoc subcommittee to develop an endorsement event for the 2014 Kootenai County Officer elections, and they want to urge the Republican candidates to abide by the party's endorsements.

Duane Rasmussen: “I am completely opposed to this,” (Duane Rasmussen) said Monday. “It is just silliness.” He said the Congressman Ron Paul followers are dominating the party and now they want to start picking the Republican candidates.

Question: How do you think this resolution will play out tonight?

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