Idaho County Republican Central Committee met on February 19 at the Super 8 meeting room in Grangeville.
The Lincoln Day Celebration put on by Idaho and Lewis County Republican Central Committees was a big success. It was held in the newly renovated Ferdinand Community Center on February 16. Senator Mike Crapo criticized government spending, specifically the tax rebate, saying that it will add “another 150 billion in debt on our children and grandchildren.” Lieutenant Governor Jim Risch, who is a candidate for the U. S. Senate, noted that his last visit to Ferdinand was to present a grant for the community center. Other candidates for U. S. Senate are Brian Hefner, Fred Adams, Neal Thompson, Richard Phennegar and Rex Rammell, any one of which would do a good job for us in Washington D.C. Also in attendance was Idaho Senator Bill Sali, who thanked the voter for their trust in sending him to Boise. He is running for re-election against Matt Salisbury. Brad Mittendorf is running for Sheriff of Lewis County. Other candidates attending the luncheon were Skip Brandt and James Rockwell for Idaho County Commissioner seats.
All precinct committeemen are reminded that the filing dates for the primary election are March 10-21. Get a Declaration of Candidacy from the County clerk’s office.
The State Republican Convention will be June 12-14 at Sandpoint. Anyone wishing to have a voice in this year’s election is encouraged to attend.
The next meeting will be March 11 at 7:00pm at the Super 8 meeting room.