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MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2016

Idaho GOP dumps party-platform 'loyalty oath' rule 

The Idaho Republican Party’s central committee, at its winter meeting over the weekend, voted to do away with a 2011 party rule that required all candidates to vow compliance with every plank of the party platform, and required the party chairman to monitor that compliance...

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MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010

What the voting records show... 

When two professors, Washington University law professor and political science department Chair Andrew Martin and Colorado State University political scientist Kyle Saunders, analyzed every vote cast in the Idaho Legislature, they found no evidence that Democratic crossover voting in Idaho's primary elections has resulted in...

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The politics of parties... 

An expert report commissioned by the state to defend its current primary election laws in a federal lawsuit includes this insight into party politics: Political parties in America have three "interrelated components," according to the state's experts, Andrew Martin of Washington University in St. Louis...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2010


Delegates gather at the Idaho Republican Party Convention in Idaho Falls on Saturday, June 26, 2010. Republicans from across Idaho attended the biennial event where the state's dominant party sets its compass for the next two years.  (Jessie Bonner / AP Photo)

Convention ends, new Idaho GOP platform set 

By the close of the Idaho GOP state convention today, members had adopted a platform with a new loyalty test for candidates, a provision recommending Idaho withhold taxes from the federal government, a bid to limit marriage to "naturally born" men and women and an...

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Measure by measure, Idaho GOP leans right 

Here's how AP reporter John Miller sums up the action Friday at the Idaho Republican Party convention in Idaho Falls: Measure by measure, delegates to Idaho's 2010 Republican Convention on Friday cemented their place at the head of the nation's stalwart conservatives. More than three...

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