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EOBoise: Idaho GOP Rift Escalates

The row between Barry Peterson — who insists he remains Idaho Republican Party chairman over the objections of Gov. Butch Otter and the Republican National Committee — and others in the party escalated Wednesday night when the party's Executive Committee elected interim officers, Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey reports. Peterson said early Thursday that he was unaware of the meeting, Popkey writes, which was described in an Wednesday night email by GOP general counsel Jason Risch, who has opined that the chairmanship has been vacant since the state convention adjourned Saturday without electing officers/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Who do you think will be chairman of the Idaho GOP when the smoke clears -- Barry Peterson? Russ Fulcher? A mainstream Republican?




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