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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 06:33 PM

Bonner County Republican party attempts to oust state senator for backing GOP governor

A Republican lawmaker in North Idaho is in trouble with some county GOP leaders in his district in a sign of growing tension in conservative Idaho politics.

The alleged transgression, according to the Bonner County Republican Central Committee? Siding with the incumbent Republican governor.

The Bonner County Republican Central Committee issued a resolution last month pushing for the removal of state Sen. Jim Woodward, R-Sagle.

The resolution along with Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s announcement last month to run against current Gov. Brad Little could lead to a broader rift in the Republican Party ahead of the 2022 election cycle.

The Bonner County committee resolution, which was approved May 16, called for Woodward’s resignation because of his support for Gov. Brad Little’s “anti-freedom agenda.” It also claimed Woodward supported an expansion of government and voted against the Republican Party agenda, according to the Bonner County Daily Bee.

Read more: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/jun/07/bonner-county-republican-party-attempts-to-oust-st/

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