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Idaho GOP Convention to Celebrate Republican Values

Next week, delegates from across the Gem State will gather at the Coeur d’Alene Resort for the 2024 Idaho GOP State Convention. This biennial event unites representatives of the Republican grassroots to conduct party business and celebrate the values that bind us together. Delegates and guests will have the chance to meet like-minded individuals from […]

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Rational Thinking

In a recent CDA Press editorial, the lingering ghost of the former editor rises like swamp gas over the Florida Everglades to regurgitate tired and biased tropes against the Republican Party whose members are 63% of the registered voters in their market. When will Press management appreciate that insulting 63% of their potential customers is […]

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It’s Time to Pick your Poison for the Primary Elections

I’m going to make this short and sweet as this primary election has been more contentious than any I have experienced in my 31 years of following politics in Idaho. I have said many times in my writing and on the radio that Idaho is basically a Libertarian-bent state when it comes to politics and […]

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2024 Idaho GOP Platform Ratings Just Published

Democrat Voting Trending Radical Left – Record Vote Violations of Republican Party of Idaho Positions BOISE, ID – The just released 2024 Idaho State GOP Platform Ratings confirm a record number of vote violations have occurred against the policy positions of the Republican Party of Idaho and its party platform which lawmakers have pledged their allegiance. Democrat lawmakers violated the Republican party […]

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White Elephant or Trojan Horse

“They have been calling themselves “Republican” for so long they have started to believe it.” Senator Scott Herndon, Freedom Caucus member. “There is a LOT in the (Republican) Platform that I don’t agree with.” Sandy Patano, North Idaho “Republican” (NIR) founder. The NIR logo is a White Elephant and a “White Elephant” is something that […]

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Principle or Power

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” Alexander Hamilton What is a Republican? Anyone who is qualified to vote can affiliate with the Republican Party and call themselves a “Republican.” There is no test or oath, just check a box and you are in. But what if there is a candidate who claims to […]

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Integrity in Affiliation Explained

Every two years, the Idaho Republican Party asks primary candidates to sign the Integrity in Affiliation Form. This simply asks if candidates have read and support the Idaho State Constitution and the Idaho Republican Platform. Sounds simple, but nothing is ever simple in today’s media and political environment. Some, apparently troubled with the notion of […]

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Idaho GOP Loves the Grass Roots

In 1854, Americans from all walks of life gathered in churches, schoolhouses, and community centers to build what would become the Republican Party. Our party has always worked best when authority and legitimacy come from the ground up rather than the top down. My election as Chair at the 2022 State Convention in Twin Falls […]

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Party On – Gem State Heist

Last week I wrote about the need for political parties because they bring stability to our Republican form of government and how that stability is under threat from the Uniparty. A little over four years ago Democrat operatives rented an entire floor in a downtown Boise office building and staffed it with a rumored $8M […]

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Party On

Political parties are private organizations. They are the manifestation of our freedom of association, our fundamental right to increase our persuasive capability by gathering with likeminded individuals to petition our government. Political parties are a necessary evil. Evil because they pit citizens against one another. Necessary in that we need the conflict to ensure the […]

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Caucus Saboteurs

Last Saturday, thanks to efforts by the Idaho Republican Party, nearly 40,000 Idaho Republicans were able to cast their vote for their preferred Presidential Candidate. This could not have happened without the Republican Party acting after the Secretary of State, the legislature and the Governor all agreed to cancel the March Presidential Primary. What is […]

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Heads up, Dorothy, the RINOs are on the Rampage

Idahoans are being inundated with propaganda mail from many different moderate to left leaning organizations that have been helping to turn our state Blue for the past 20 years. Much of this propaganda is aimed at our duly elected Chairwoman of Idaho’s Republican Party, Dorothy Moon. We saw the same thing happen when Barry Peterson […]

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