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Idaho R’s Adopt Loyalty Oath

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.

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?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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