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Otter Equates GOP To Family Fight

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter was raised in a large Catholic family with nine brothers and sisters. “There were times when, in that large of a family, we had a difference of opinion on how to execute those values,” Otter said Wednesday in an interview with The Press, discussing the state of the Idaho Republican Party. “We always came back together.” He expects his political party's “family fight” to end the same way. “The Republican Party is a huge family in Idaho,” Otter said. “The primary (election in May) was one of those areas where we exposed differences of opinion on how to execute public policy.” Republicans on both sides of the competitive primary share core values such as reduced government and more personal responsibility, he said. “(Republicans) agree that it's much more dangerous to have the Democrats in charge of Idaho,” Otter said/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Idaho has become the nation's new Mississippi in the last 20 years of Republican dominance. And Gov. Otter's saying that it's more dangerous to have Democrats in charge of Idaho? Could it be worse than the current crop of Republicans?


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