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RNC: Idaho part of ‘D2H’ strategy

The Republican National Committee and the Idaho Republican Party announced today that the previously announced funding the RNC is sending to the Idaho party for two staffers to run a parallel campaign against Congressman Walt Minnick is part of the party's "Delaware to Hawaii," or "D2H strategy to compete aggressively in all fifty states." RNC Chairman Michael Steele said in a statement, “In an effort to replace Walt Minnick with Raul Labrador, the RNC is excited to be partnering with the Idaho Republican Party to provide the necessary support to win this important race.” Idaho GOP Chairman Norm Semanko said the state party was "grateful" for the help from "my good friend, Chairman Steele." Click below to read the full RNC news release.



July 22, 2010                                                                                                     


WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee today announced Idaho’s D2H Victory campaign to establish the grassroots political operation to ensure Republican candidates are successful in November.  In partnership with the Idaho Republican Party, the RNC is providing funding and resources to build the in-state GOP structure to support Republican leaders.

The RNC will devote the resources necessary to enhance the Idaho GOP’s ability to effectively reach Republican voters and tap into the state’s grassroots volunteer base.  This investment in Republican state parties is a critical part of the RNC’s Delaware to Hawaii (“D2H”) strategy to compete aggressively in all fifty states.

“In an effort to replace Walt Minnick with Raul Labrador, the RNC is excited to be partnering with the Idaho Republican Party to provide the necessary support to win this important race,” said RNC Chairman Michael Steele.  “The success of the Republican Party starts with the volunteers who knock on doors, make phone calls, attend events, and reach out to Republican voters in their own small communities and neighborhoods.  Idahoans will send a clear message to Nancy Pelosi that it’s time to change the business-as-usual backroom deals and the big government policies that are failing to deliver for the American people.”
“The Idaho Republican Party is grateful for the commitment of RNC resources to establish Victory operations in Idaho,” said Idaho Republican Party Chairman Norm Semanko. This commitment is further proof that my good friend, Chairman Steele, recognizes the importance of replacing Walt Minnick with a proven conservative leader in Raul Labrador, as well as reelecting Senator Crapo, Congressman Simpson, and all of our Republican statewide officers.”

In 2009, Republicans made 5.8 million voter contacts and put in 165,715 volunteer hours, resulting in victories across the country.  In total, last year Republicans won 26 of 37 special elections and played a major role in more than 30 successful races.  The RNC is building on this success with strategic investments in key states and districts that will help deliver Republican victories in November.


Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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