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Did Jacobson Help Non-Repubs, Too?

Huckleberries hears ... that there's a move afoot among local mainstream Republicans to give county GOP Chairman Tina Jacobson a dose of her own medicine. Jacobson, as you may recall, is presiding over a move by Phil Hart supporters to remove Matt Roetter as state committeeman because he prefers write-in candidate Howard Griffiths to the Athol legislator on moral grounds (tax evasion and timber stealing). Insiders tell Hucks Online that Jacobson and Hart participated in a workshop this spring for Friends of Liberty in which they told their audience how to run a successful political campaign. Friends of Liberty organizations include the Kootenai County Constitution Party (as well as John Birch Society, Libertarian Party of Washington, and Tea Party of both Sandpoint and Spokane). My sources say Jacobson did the same thing she is accusing Roetter of doing because (follow the dots here) she was telling possible Constitutionalists how to run a successful campaign, possibly against Republicans. And they note that incumbent Sen. John Goedde, R-CdA, is running against Constitutionalist Ray Writz in a Senate District 4 race.

Question: Is this a legitimate beef?

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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