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Crane: Pledge allegiance to Repubs

As the national GOP convention runs through its formal roll call of states to nominate Donald Trump, state Treasurer Ron Crane, who’s chairing Idaho’s delegation, made the announcement for Idaho. Here’s what he said:

“My name is Ron Crane, and I’m from the state of Idaho where we have famous potatoes."  (That drew some titters and one cheer.). "Idaho is the most Republican state in the nation. We are so Republican that when we say the Pledge of Allegiance, it’s to the Republicans for which it stands.” That drew laughter and cheers.

“Our entire congressional delegation is Republican, all of our statewide constitutional officers are Republican, and our Legislature is 80 percent Republican. We are indeed a red state,” Crane said to some applause and hoots/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

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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