Candidates to lead Idaho’s Republican Party for the next two years will be working the crowd at the state convention in Twin Falls while delegates revamp their platform, rules and resolutions.
So far, Gayann DeMordaunt of Eagle and Barry Peterson, of Mountain Home, are campaigning to lead the state’s dominant party.
The event, which continues Friday and Saturday after opening on Thursday, provides an opportunity for the reddest of Republicans to put their stamp on the party. In 2008 and 2010, libertarian GOP members were prominent.
Convention activities center around meetings at the College of Southern Idaho and will feature speeches including from Gov. Butch Otter this evening. Votes on the platform, rules and resolutions, as well as who will replace Chairman Norm Semanko, are slated for Saturday. (AP)