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Press spotlights GOP CC clash

Unfair. Biased. Bullying. Cheating. Character-shaming.

Those certainly seem like a lot of very unpleasant descriptions for an organization that you’d think should be as straightforward as the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee.

Yet all of them — and more — have been thrown at the KCRCC in the past year or two, and very public criticism has been ramped up dramatically in the last few months.

The genesis of it all was a new and growing majority of right-wing Christian conservatives — many of whom were newcomers from outside Idaho — who essentially took over the committee by winning elections to many of the 70 available precinct positions/Steve Cameron, Coeur d'Alene Press. 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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