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Idaho GOP Confab Tape Revealing

Students of the dispute over who runs the Idaho Republican Party have a new trove of archival evidence to claw through — thanks to Idaho Public TV's decision to throw open their vault to the public. The state-owned network released about an hour of video Friday, explaining the decision in a blog post by Idaho Reports co-host Melissa Davlin. Davlin and producer Seth Ogilvie also introduce the video in a brief studio chat. Embattled Chairman Barry Peterson's lawsuit against Vice Chairman Mike Mathews and National Committeewoman Cindy Siddoway is before 5th District Judge Randy Stoker. Peterson and five others seek to bar the State Central Committee from meeting Aug. 2 to elect officers. While the tape is only a fragment of a 6-hour day, it's a worthwhile narrative of what went wrong/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.


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