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Otter OK w/2 GOP Chairman Choices

Gov. Butch Otter said Monday that he can support either of two candidates he expects to run for the office next week. The prospects are Elmore County GOP Chairman Barry Peterson and Gayann DeMordaunt, the wife of freshman GOP Rep. Reed DeMourdaunt, R-Eagle. "I was hoping to avoid a floor fight, but I gave both of them the green light," Otter said. Four years ago, the Idaho Republican Central Committee rejected Otter's choice, then-Chairman Kirk Sullivan, and elected lawyer/lobbyist Norm Semanko, pictured. Semanko is not seeking another term at next week's state convention in Twin Falls/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you have a favorite for the state GOP chairmanship being vacated by Norm Semanko?

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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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