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WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014, 9:28 A.M.

Risch, Simpson Join Call For Aug. 2

Idaho GOP Sen. Jim Risch and 2nd District GOP Congressman Mike Simpson have now chimed in with Gov. Butch Otter’s call for a state Republican Party central committee meeting on Aug. 2, one of two dueling dates that have been set for the party to figure out who’s in charge and what comes next. Both Risch and Simpson said the party needs unity; in a joint statement from their re-election campaigns issued late Tuesday, Risch said party officials should “respect the date the Members have chosen and the selection of officers they make on that date,” and Simpson said, “Aug. 2nd has been selected and I encourage all members of the Republican State Central Committee to convene in Boise to scrutinize each candidate’s qualifications and duly elect state party leaders”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

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