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Press digs into shadowy KCRCC PAC

With primary elections a little more than a month out, some of the tactics used by political action committees are coming under question. The Kootenai County Republican Concerned Citizens PAC, which has an acronym identical to the party’s Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, issued its endorsements earlier this week but nobody from the PAC is willing to discuss how they were selected. Nor will they explain why the group is listed on the Idaho Secretary of State’s website as an affiliate of the Republican Party. The elections branch of the Secretary of State’s Office said whoever filed the paperwork to form the PAC said it was associated with the party, so it ended up on the Republican Party’s committee list. Nobody from the party has contacted the Secretary of State’s Office to say the listing was inappropriate/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: You have to wonder about a group that refuses to divulge its key members or method for picking candidates, yet wants people to trust its endorsements. Has this clandestine attempt by the NOT-Kootenai County Republican Central Committee backfired? Thoughts?

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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