New Idaho PAC wants Independents, Democrats to register GOP

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By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former GOP state lawmaker has launched a new political action committee to encourage Independent and Democratic voters to register as Republicans so they can participate in Idaho's closed GOP primary election. Kathy Skippen said Wednesday that her group — called Moderates Are Taking Hold — will help educate Independent and Democratic voters on the importance of casting a vote in the GOP primary because Republican candidates rarely face competitive opponents in the general election. "People who consider themselves as moderate or Independent have to understand they're getting played," Skippen said. "We've got to take the middle back." The Idaho Republican Party closed the state's GOP...

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