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Idaho GOP leans right, 1 measure after another

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By Associated PRess

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) _ Measure by measure, plank by plank,
delegates to Idaho's 2010 State Republican Convention on Friday
cemented their place at the head of the nation's stalwart
conservatives.

More than three dozen proposals emerged from separate
resolution, rules and party platform committees at this biennial
event where state's dominant party sets its compass for the next
two years.

They still must win approval Saturday when all 508 registered
delegates are due to vote on them.

But even if just half survive to become part of the Idaho
Republican Party's manifesto, they'll still underscore what's
become a political fact of life.

Following the 2008 convention in Sandpoint where Ron Paul
Republicans made a raucous entry onto the scene, this conservative
faction is now established at the tiller of the state GOP's inner
circle.


(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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