The effort in the eastern Idaho county is being led by county GOP Chairman Doyle Beck, who just last year helped the Integrity in Government PAC fund campaign attacks against both Otter and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden in the primary – raising eyebrows because the PAC got direct donations from two county GOP central committees, in Clearwater and Idaho counties, for its attack on two GOP incumbents.
The Integrity in Government PAC raised more than $100,000 in a week for the attack campaign, which included mailings to every registered Republican in the state and came as Otter was being challenged in the primary by tea party-backed Russ Fulcher and Wasden by Christ Troupis. The PAC, chaired by Leigh Ann Callear of Idaho County with board members including Beck and two Idaho County residents, also donated $5,000 directly to Troupis’ campaign. Read more. Betsy Russell, SR