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Iowa Guv Does What Otter Couldn’t

Columnist Dan Popkey of the Idaho Statesman gets us caught up on all the maneuverings of the various power brokers in the Idaho Republican Party today. He begins by telling how Idaho Republican Gov. Terry Branstad accomplished something over the weekend that Idaho Gov. Butch Otter tried to do at the wild GOP convention in Moscow — get a party leader that supports him. Popkey writes: “Otter lost control of the state party in 2008, when Norm Semanko was elected to replace then-Chairman Kirk Sullivan. Peterson replaced Semanko in 2012, when Otter said he was neutral in the race. This spring, Otter supporters worked hard to elect precinct committeepersons to regain control of the party from the libertarian-tea party-conservative Christian wing.” More here.

Question: Do you see this struggle for control of the Idaho GOP ending any time soon?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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