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Wed., May 14, 2014, 10:51 a.m.

Local GOP Can Back Challengers

Idaho Republican Party Chairman Barry Peterson says the Idaho and Clearwater County Republican Central Committees were well within their rights to donate thousands in local party funds to a PAC that’s mounting campaign attacks against GOP Gov. Butch Otter and GOP Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. “The state party is holding its neutral position on candidates in the primary,” Peterson said. “But every county, the rules do allow for counties to endorse candidates of their choosing. They put that in the rules, oh, a few years ago”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: I'd love to be at the kiss-and-makeup session of the Idaho GOP after the dust settles Tuesday, wouldn't you?

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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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