The Idaho Republican Party approved its new platform Saturday, but it almost didn’t happen. Several delegates opposed much of the content of the newly-written platform and tried to kill all changes. The move was unsuccessful and the new platform, which calls for the repeal of the 17th Amendment and instills what amounts to a loyalty oath for Republican candidates, was adopted after several hours of discussion. Delegates began work on the platform Friday in an open committee meeting/Dustin Hurst, Idaho Reporter. More here.
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Question: Would you want a candidate, including those for nonpartisan offices, to pledge loyalty to an Idaho Republican platform that includes among other things repeal of the 17th Amendment?