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Rubio campaign taps state Controller Woolf as Idaho chair; Kasich campaign taps Hagedorn

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday selected Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf to serve as state chairman for the campaign. Woolf says the Florida senator has a conservative vision that is needed in America and admires the Republican's leadership. Rubio is among more than a dozen Republicans seeking the party's nomination. The candidate made a campaign stop in Idaho earlier this year, and has been named a favorite of Idaho's mega-donor Frank VanderSloot. Idaho recently moved up its presidential primary election to March 8, with the hopes of making its 32 GOP delegates more relevant in the upcoming election.

Last week, the John Kasich presidential campaign named its Idaho campaign co-chairman: Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian. Hagedorn is a second-term state senator who served three terms in the House; he’s retired from the U.S. Navy. Kasich is the governor of Ohio.

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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