Arrow-right Camera

Huckleberries Online

TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014, 1:17 P.M.

Obamacare Foe Loses Chairmanship

Ada County Republican Chairman Greg Ferch lost his post as a precinct committeeman in Tuesday's GOP primary by a six-vote margin, but remains eligible to run for re-election as chairman when the winners from Ada County's 145 precincts meet Thursday to organize. Ferch lost 78-72 to Travis Vanderlinden in Precinct 2113, one of 16 precincts in Legislative District 21, which is dominated by Meridian. Ferch was among a number of big names to lose as GOP factions battle for control of the party at the state convention in Moscow, June 12-14. Ada County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Capitol's Lincoln Auditorium, where they will elect officers and more than 100 delegates to the state convention. Ferch was a fierce opponent of Gov. Butch Otter's state-run health insurance exchange, alleging that the law passed because of "vote buying" by corporations/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you think the state GOP will remain in Tea Party hands when the dust settles?

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria
Dave Oliveria writes the Huckleberries Online Blog for North Idaho readers and the Huckleberries print column.

Follow Dave online: