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Ted Cruz names Ron Crane, Norm Semanko to head his Idaho campaign

GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz has named Idaho state Treasurer Ron Crane as his Idaho state chairman, and former state GOP Chairman Norm Semanko as his state campaign director. “Idaho is an important state for us, and with Ron serving as our chairman and Norm as our state director, we gain two of the most respected conservatives in the state,” Cruz said in a press release. Crane said, “Idaho is a state that I believe Ted Cruz will win next March. … Ted Cruz has a proven track record of not wavering or ducking the tough battles.”

Cruz is an outspoken U.S. senator from Texas. He’s just the latest GOP presidential candidate to name an Idaho campaign team. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has state Controller Brandon Woolf as his Idaho campaign chairman, and also recently announced the endorsement of Idaho GOP Sen. Jim Risch. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has named Idaho state Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, as his Idaho campaign co-chairman.

Idaho 1st District GOp Congressman Raul Labrador is the western states co-chairman for the presidential campaign of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

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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