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Mon., May 12, 2014, 4:41 p.m.

Stapilus: A Slate Phenomenon

In the last few days of April, two Republican organizations announced their endorsements in the May primary elections. They were entirely different. The North Idaho Political Action Committee, based at Coeur d’Alene, led by a group of long-time Republican activists and elected officials, offered this group of choices for statewide offices: Governor: C. L. “Butch” Otter; Lieutenant Governor: Brad Little; Secretary of State: Phil McGrane; Attorney General: Lawrence Wasden; Controller: Brandon Woolf. The Republican Liberty Caucus, a more statewide group but also including some active Republican names, had a list of endorsees too. They were: Governor: Russ Fulcher; Lieutenant Governor: Jim Chmelik; Attorney General: Chris Troupis; Secretary of State: Lawerence Denney; Controller:Todd Hatfield; Superintendent of Public Instruction: John Eynon. No overlap at all/Randy Stapilus, Ridenbaugh Press. More here.

Question: Izzit just me -- or is there 3 main political party's in Idaho -- Mainstream Republicans, Tea-publicans and Democrats. Constitutionalists and Libertarians, of course, have merged into the Tea-publican Liberty movement. It seems to me that the real battle for control of the state is totally between the Mainstreamers and the Liberty Caucus. Agree/disagree?

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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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