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GOP challengers agreed to platform, member-supported

Letter: Mary Alder

Does the current AG Lawrence Wasden really believe voters in North Central Idaho are so grossly uninformed as to believe the ignorant statement he made to the Lewiston Tribune on April 3? In a desperate attempt to discredit challengers to the state offices he uses the words, “fringe and far edge” to describe gubernatorial candidate, Senator Fulcher, Meridian, who has served nine years in the state legislature and elected Senate Republican Caucus leader by his peers; Todd Hatfield who has been elected twice as the State Republican Party Vice Chair; State Representative Lawrence Denney who has served as Assistant Majority Leader and Speaker of the House for three terms. All of the Republican challengers have agreed to the Republican Party Platform and their positions are supported by party members statewide.

In contrast, Butch Otter refused to sign the Republican Party Platform survey and has ignored the will, along with others, of the party central committee for the State Land Board to stop competing with the public sector. The State Land Board is charged with the responsibility of managing funds for the state to benefit education. Thus far, Otter, Woolfe, Wasden and Luna have managed to lose money, rather than generate it, for our schools. They continue to disregard the Republican Party platform and the voices of the people of Idaho. One thing they are good at, and that is inviting more federal government intrusion into our state.

Mary Adler

Grangeville

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