GOP challenger John Freeland to Sen. Schmidt withdraws from race amid party infighting

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican legislative candidate in northern Idaho says he is no longer running for a state Senate seat after facing pressure from other GOP officials to pull out of the race. John Freeland, 22, announced Tuesday he would no longer pursue challenging three-term incumbent Sen. Dan Schmidt, a Democrat from Moscow, …

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Freeland withdraws from state Senate race

John Freeland, the GOP nominee for state senator in Idaho’s 5th Legislative District, withdrew from the race for personal reasons Tuesday.  From his Facebook page:  After much consideration, John Freeland has resigned his position as the District 5 Republican State Senate nominee and withdrawn his name from consideration in the 2016 general election for personal …

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Idaho GOP gathering to focus on faith, freedom – and guns

From the Idaho Statesman:  Faith, freedom, family — and don’t forget firearms — will be the uniting themes this week as hundreds of GOP delegates travel to Nampa to discuss party platforms and elect Republican leaders. The three-day convention starts on Thursday. Republicans are hoping for a smoother outcome than the chaotic 2014 convention, which failed …

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