BREAKING: Moon Announces Reelection Bid

Earlier this morning, Idaho GOP chair Dorothy Moon announced her bid for reelection on Facebook:

Over the past two years, I have had the great honor of serving as Chairwoman of the Idaho Republican Party. I am now seeking your support to serve another two-year term in this vital role.

Idaho Republicans face unprecedented challenges, from a weaponized legal system and a corrupt federal government targeting our presidential nominee, to the ranked-choice voting scheme that threatens our constitutionally guaranteed republican form of government. Idaho needs strong and courageous leaders willing to stand up and fight for the principles that make America great.

The Idaho Republican State Convention is taking place next week in Coeur d’Alene, and I am asking the delegates to entrust me with continuing to lead our party as we confront these extraordinary threats to our state and nation.

For those Republicans not serving as delegates, please convey your support to your respective county and legislative district delegations.

I look forward to seeing you in Coeur d’Alene and continuing the work of leading our party and upholding our platform.

In Liberty,
Dorothy Moon
Chairwoman of the Idaho Republican Party

Dorothy Moon defeated incumbent chair Tom Luna 434-287 at the previous Idaho GOP convention in Twin Falls, part of a conservative tsunami over the old leadership. Moon had previous served as state representative for legislative district 8 and had run for secretary of state, taking very close second in a three way race. Luna’s tenure as chair was marked by increasing strife within the party, culminating with his decision to unilaterally sue the Bonneville County GOP over their decision to endorse candidates in the primary.

Moon’s tenure has not been without strife either, as the former officers have tried to undermine her leadership since day one. The Bingham County GOP sued the state party when Moon ruled it had not followed its own bylaws in electing a new chairman — a judge ultimately ruled that Moon had acted correctly. Tom Luna and former state chair Trent Clark formed a new PAC last year called Gem State Conservatives that supported anti-Moon PC candidates throughout the state, hoping to win enough seats to unseat Moon and return their faction to power.

The Idaho GOP state convention takes place June 13-15 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Officer elections typically occur on the final day.

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