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Oliver Continues As GOP Chairman

The local Republican Party reorganized its legislative district and county central committee structure Wednesday night, but not much changed. Neil Oliver will remain as the county central committee chairman after two of his challengers dropped out of the race for the sake of “peace and unity.” Because the party's executive leadership does not have to hold an elected committee seat, Brent Regan was nominated for chairman. Idaho State Rep. Luke Malek was also nominated. … “We have a Republican Party that is divided,” Regan said. “We have groups of individuals but we need a central committee that stands together.” He said if he is elected, he would mend the divide in the party and get people listening to each other again. “We could have peace or we could continue fighting while everything else goes to hell,” Regan said. … Just as Oliver was explaining that the chairman would have to secure a majority of the votes cast, which could involve several votes in a three-way race, Regan dropped out of the running. “In the interest of peace and unity, I am withdrawing my nomination,” Regan said, giving his endorsement to Oliver. Malek followed suit/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

  • Also: Newcomer Toby Schindelbeck replaced Bjorn Handeen as state committeeman.

Question: Is this the beginning of a new era of unity in the local Republican Party?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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