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Eye On Boise

Prominent Repub to chair Sali challenger’s campaign

Pat Takasugi, former Idaho state agriculture director, prominent farmer and former Canyon County Republican chair, has signed on as manager of Matt Salisbury's campaign against U.S. Rep. Bill Sali. Salisbury, who's taking Sali on in the GOP primary, is a 34-year-old Iraq vet with longtime party ties. Takasugi says he doesn't want to criticize Sali but he thinks people in the GOP ranks are "ready for an option."

“Matt understands that it takes big ideas to solve big problems, and he won’t become mired in small debates that divide us,” Takasugi said. Read the full story here on

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