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Alltus Part Of Other Reagan Repubs

Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise, reports on the group that sent out a controversial mailer under the Kootenai County Reagan Republican name:

The new group also calls itself “Kootenai County Reagan Republicans,” along with “Idaho Reagan Republicans, PAC,” and is the same group that’s quarreled with Ward’s group over the past two years over the use of the “Kootenai County Reagan Republicans” name, even, at one point, filing state business papers to use the name and telling Ward’s group to stop. Jeff Alltus, vice president of the new group, said, “Our idea is just you can only besmirch the name of Ronald Reagan enough. … The Reagan Republicans, the old ones, they just sold out.” He said his group decided several years ago to “just take it all over.” “We have the name,” Alltus said. “He doesn’t have the name registered. As far as the Reagan Republicans, they’re a nobody. They’re just a group of people who get together.” Ward countered, “The issue is not so much the name, the issue is the fact that they’re trying to impersonate us and make people think that it’s us who endorsed those candidates.” More here.

DFO: I continue amazed that there isn't a dime's worth of difference between Alltus' Reagan Republicans and Ward's Reagan Republicans yet they seem to be arch enemies. Thoughts?

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