County GOP central committee decries one of GOP guv hopefuls

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Here's my full column from Sunday's Spokesman-Review: By Betsy Z. Russell The same Kootenai County GOP committee that recently condemned Idaho GOP Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo for backing sanctions against Russia has passed a resolution blasting Tommy Ahlquist, one of the three leading GOP candidates for governor in 2018, for having donated to Democrats, and questioning whether he’s really a Republican. According to state and federal campaign finance records, Ahlquist has donated $21,975 to Republicans since 2000, and $8,000 to Democrats, including two nonpartisan city candidates whom the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee noted are known Democrats. Ahlquist was questioned about the matter during a campaign stop in Lewiston last...

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