As expected, the Idaho Republican Party's Executive Committee has given its blessing to its first-ever presidential straw poll, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 6. The event will be held in conjunction with the committee's winter meeting, which will take place the following day.
The straw poll isn't for everyone. Only Idaho residents who currently are, or want to be, a Republican and pay a $30 admission charge can participate. Planners said those who pay at the door will also be registered with the state GOP.
Idaho's Republican caucus, to select delegates to nominate a national candidate, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6.