Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates is striking an optimistic tone as he announces the state party convention, which is set for June 2-4 at the Idaho Center in Nampa. "This convention will serve to unite and launch the party into the 2016 general election from a position of strength," Yates said, "and I am looking forward to a successful weekend in June. A lot of hard work has gone into ensuring that this convention runs smoothly, and I'm excited to be working with Republicans from across the state as we unite our party."/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.
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