BLOG: Idaho GOP Chairman Announces Support for Trump

BLOG: Idaho GOP Chairman Announces Support for Trump

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Steve Yates

Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates talks to the Times-News editorial board Wednesday as state Rep. Stephen Hartgen, R-Twin Falls, looks on.

Idaho Republican Chairman Steve Yates congratulated Donald Trump on sewing up the party’s nomination Thursday morning, and announced his support for Trump as the party’s nominee.

“Donald Trump is, for all intents and purposes, the presumptive Republican nominee,” Yates said in a statement. “The Idaho Republican Party would like to congratulate Mr. Trump on this pivotal moment, and welcome him as our presumptive nominee. We would also like to thank all the other campaigns for a well fought race, especially Senator Cruz who came to Idaho, campaigned vigorously, and with record voter turnout in our presidential primary, won Idaho. We fully support Mr. Trump as our nominee and now is the time for Republicans to unite and focus on defeating Hillary Clinton. America cannot survive another four years like the last eight, and a strong, unified party behind our nominee is critical to ensuring that Republicans win the White House and all other down ticket races. #NeverHillary”

Trump secured the nomination after Cruz, who won the primary in Idaho but was far behind Trump in delegates nationally, dropped out of the race Tuesday evening and John Kasich did the same on Wednesday.

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