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June 15, 2014

Idaho Republicans in Disarray

"Idaho's state Republican Party convention degenerated into a fiasco Saturday after attempts to disqualify up to a third of the delegates attending appeared to be succeeding - and the convention ended up adjourning without electing a chairman, setting a platform or doing any of it scheduled business," the Spokesman Review reports.

Said Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID): "For three weeks I've tried to broker a deal to prevent what happened today."

"Far from uniting the deeply divided party, the gathering degenerated into dysfunction -- though it's the party that holds every statewide office in Idaho, every seat in the congressional delegation and more than 80 percent of the seats in the state Legislature. It also proved not to be the finest hour for Labrador, whom many looked to as the healer for the fractured party just a day after he announced that he's running for Majority Leader of the U.S. House; instead, he ended the convention facing jeers and walkouts from his own party members."


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