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Mon., June 23, 2014, 3:15 p.m.

Stapilus: Putting Confab In Its Place

Precinct Committeeman Bjorn Handeen, left, talks with president Bob Brook of the North Idaho Pachyderm Club before the meeting Friday. On Friday, local Republicans discussed the controversial Idaho GOP convention. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

Will the chaos convention in and of itself change much in Idaho politics? Probably not. Even amid all the headlines, most Idaho voters likely are only vaguely aware that a convention was held, and far fewer could explain to you just what happened there. So what if they failed to elect (in the normal way at least) a chair or adopt a platform? Outside of people really active in Idaho politics, who would notice? When’s the last time either of those things elicited a lot of discussion two weeks after the event?/Randy Stapilus, Ridenbaugh Press. More here.

Question: In the long run, do you think the average Republican voter will pay much attention to the chaos of the GOP convention and Republican infighting when it comes time to vote this November?

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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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