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Pierce Describes Confab As ‘Corrupt’

Jim Pierce (pictured), a Reasonable Republican who is chairman of Legislative District 4 (Coeur d'Alene), describes the Idaho GOP "Mess in Moscow" for Coeur d'Alene Press reporter Jeff Selle. Pierce was denied a committee assignment at the convention: "This is where I am comfortable using the word corrupt," he said, while showing an email exchange he had with Trevor Thorpe, the state party executive director, who agreed to seat him on a committee. "When I got down there, I learned that Kathy Sims was seated to represent District Four," he said. "When people started showing up and saw this stuff going on, they said 'so much for unity.'" He said the whole thing seemed to be orchestrated. "Little rulings along the way kept things moving the way they wanted them to," Pierce said. "When you hear fiasco and all of those kind of words, it is not an exaggeration. Not at all." Full story here.

Question: Has the Liberty Caucus helped or hurt itself as a result of the shenanigans during the "Mess in Moscow"?

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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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