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BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen writes about political divisions within Kootenai County, a predominately white, Christian, conservative county in Northern Idaho. Brent Regan, a community member and current chairman of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee (KCRCC), is working to push local politics to the far right. The KCRCC created a PAC, the Kootenai County Republican Concerned Citizens (KCRCC), which distributes misleading endorsements that aim to elect conservative hardliners. Petersen writes that the endorsements “do little to dissuade voters from assuming a direct connection with the Republican Party.”

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