Semanko was pushed to victory largely by an eclectic group consisting of supporters of former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and social conservatives who want to shift the party to the right.Tough task indeed. Christian activists are going to promote their goals because of the principle of the thing, and not worry so much about the politics of it. The poobah faction, being in power, are very concerned with the politics. I suspect that the Christian activists, like Adam Graham, don't have a clear memory of, was it 1990? 1992?, when the GOPers passed a very restrictive abortion law and the next election the Idaho Senate saw a 50/50 split between Ds and Rs.
"We must uphold our conservative party principles," Semanko said.
With a growing libertarian wing that favors legalizing marijuana, a contingent of Christian activists who want to repeal no-fault divorce, and establishment Republicans who support neither, Semanko has a tough task in keeping everyone in the fold.
The poobahs will continue to try to deflect these efforts, and the