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Huckleberries Hears …

… That the Uber-Uber-Cons of the Kootenai County GOP Central Committee denied a vacant precinct seat to Jeff Ward of the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans last night on a 35-20 vote. A handful of proxy votes went to Ward's successful challenger in the Precinct 23 contest. Seems the winner, Gerald Dale, advertised himself as someone who agreed with what Ward said during an impassioned speech prior to the vote. However, Dale (who was nominated by Melanie Vander Feer of United Conservatives of North Idaho)  gave this reason for voting for him : “I'm the conservative.” The implication being that Ward was not a conservative. Which Huckleberries finds absolutely absurd. And frightening. Just how far to the right is the controlling faction of the county GOP CC?

Question: If I'm reading the tea leaves right, it appears as though the Tea Party group is more in control of the local GOP CC than Jeff Ward's Tea Party Lite Reagan Republicans. Anyone?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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