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Idaho ground zero for GOP proxy fight
Politico, by Alex Isenstadt

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Posted By:tisHimself, 8/12/2013 10:53:02 AM

The tensions dividing Republicans in Congress are now spilling onto the campaign trail. Ground zero for the proxy fight is Idaho, where the insurgent and establishment factions of the GOP are warring over a congressional seat in the eastern part of the state. On one side of the divide is GOP Rep. Mike Simpson, a longtime figure of the Washington order who is a powerful Appropriations Committee cardinal and one of House Speaker John Boehner’s best friends. On the other side is Bryan Smith, an attorney who was recruited to run against Simpson by the Club for Growth, an anti-tax group

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Reply 1 - Posted by: twculver, 8/12/2013 10:59:48 AM     (No. 9469818)

I contributed to Bryan Smith through the Club for Growth. It´s a great organization.

In Oklahoma we have the same battle. We unseated a RINO congressman and elected Jim Bridenstein, who has kept his promises so far and stays close to grass roots conservatives.

It´s possible to win these races, even when the other side outspends us five to one, as long as we have good candidates.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pros7767, 8/12/2013 11:07:53 AM     (No. 9469828)

If I was Simpson, I wouldn´t want Boehner anywhere near me. He´s the problem!

I hope Smith wins. It´s time to unseat these incumbents.

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