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More convention news: Labrador chairing, rift evident, 14 resolutions pending…

Here are a few more tidbits from the state GOP convention in Moscow, courtesy of Melissa Davlin of Idaho Reports; the convention is kicking off today:

* Idaho GOP Chairman Barry Peterson announced that he’s asked 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador to serve as chairman of the convention, and Labrador’s agreed. Meanwhile, Labrador’s a subject of swirling speculation in Washington, D.C. as to whether he’ll run for a House leadership position in the wake of the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a GOP primary this week.

* Julie Chadderdon, president of the Idaho Federation of Republican Woman, reported to the party executive committee that participation in the IFRW has tripled, largely because of the rift in the Republican party.

* Fourteen proposed resolutions are up for consideration at this year’s convention, ranging from one calling for a constitutional amendment to declare that “every child has a right to a female mother and a male father,” proposed by Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll; to one from Sen. Steven Thayn calling for a new process so “parents can give input on curriculum decisions and/or choose curriculum that each parent thinks is appropriate for their own child;” one from Ryan Davidson calling for an investigation into “the role that lobbyists and state officials have played in the 2014 precinct committeeman elections and delegate selection process;” and one from Mary Adler of legislative District 7 calling for mandatory Bible study in Idaho’s public school literature and history classes. You can see all the proposed resolutions here.

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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