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Balance, Reagan Repub PACs Battle

Reporter Jeff Selle of the Coeur d'Alene Press provides an in depth look at the PAC battle between Balance North Idaho and the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans in the nonpartisan races this spring:

We can try and finesse this all we want," said Jeff Ward, founder or the Reagan Republicans. "But the reality is, this is an old-fashioned partisan election - it always has been." That sentiment was prompted the formation of the new Balance North Idaho PAC, which brands itself as a non-partisan political action committee that will support "qualified" candidates, regardless of which political party they belong to."These races have nothing to with how left leaning or right leaning the candidates are," said Eden Irgens, co-founder of Balance North Idaho. "These races have everything to do with our kids' education and the way our hospital is run." More here.

Question: Has Balance North Idaho done a good job challenging the more entrenched Reagan Republicans this spring in the nonpartisan races?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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