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Idaho Dems To Hold Prez Caucus

Idaho Democrats will caucus on Saturday morning to select their presidential delegates, and they're inviting folks to join them at the gatherings in each Idaho county. At locations from Mugsy's Tavern in Bonners Ferry to the Morrison Center in Boise, Dems will gather at 10 a.m. local time — meaning the doors will close then, so those who want to participate should arrive before that hour; you can read my full story here in today's Spokesman-Review. “People who turn out are people that are excited to be Democrats, they're excited to have a Democratic president to support, and this is their chance to do it,” said state party spokesman Dean Ferguson. “I'd expect quite a bit of enthusiasm.” Ada County Democratic Chair Colleen Fellows said, “This will be an exciting up-beat rally atmosphere”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here. (AP photo: Bette Inseth, left, and Albert Wilkerson go over paperwork at the 2008 Idaho Democratic Caucus at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds)

Question: Do you plan to participate in the Idaho Democratic caucuses?

Stapilus: Idaho GOP Had Little Choice

Read through the news summary fast and you might get the impression that a measure passed by the Idaho Republican Party this weekend calling for replacing its presidential primary elections with caucuses might be an extension of the party-limiting wave the Gem GOP has been working on the last couple of years. The party-registration to vote in primary efforts, for example (which is going to go into effect) and the idea of allowing county Republican party officials decision which candidates can go on the ballot in Republican primaries (dropped for now, but it may be back). The proposal to end Idaho Republican Party use of the presidential primary, and likely cancelling that specific election altogether, is another matter/Randy Stapilus, Ridenbaugh Press. More here.

Question: Will Idaho's presidential choice be more interesting now that the state GOP has embraced a caucus system and Super Tuesday?

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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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