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GOP Central Committees To Organize

After contested precinct committee races across the state in last week’s primary election, the impact on the Idaho Republican Party will begin to become clear as county central committees hold their organizational meetings, most of them later this week, and then the state party convention comes up June 12-14 in Moscow. For now, Idaho Statesman political columnist Dan Popkey dug into the Ada County GOP precinct results and has a report here; it includes these tidbits: GOP activist Rod Beck lost his precinct post by three votes to Lori Rouse, daughter of former Sen. John Andreason, R-Boise; Eva Gay Yost, aide to former Gov. Phil Batt, lost hers to KIDO radio personality “Tea Party Bob” Neugebauer; Gem State Tea Party founder Chad Inman defeated state Department of Administration Director Teresa Luna; and former Otter campaign chief and lawmaker Debbie Field easily kept her seat over a candidate who is in jail for sex crimes/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Do you expect much of a change in the Kootenai County GOP CC, which is still controlled by the Tea Party wing, which holds an approximate 40-29 edge in percinct committee members?




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