In the wake of Rick Santorum's three-state caucus and primary sweep Tuesday night, the importance of the upcoming Idaho GOP caucus continues to gain momentum. The Gem State will join nine others on March 6 for Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses. Idaho's 32 delegates to the Republican National Convention outnumber Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and a number of other states.
"This is playing out as an almost perfect case scenario where we don't have a clear front runner," Jonathan Park, executive director of the Idaho Republican Party, told Citydesk. "We clearly won't have the nomination locked up as we approach our presidential caucus."
Parker and his state GOP team are quickly preparing for 44 separate caucuses throughout Idaho, one in each county.
"As everyone knows, we were a primary state in late May for a long time. And usually, Idaho became known as a fly-over state. Candidates would come here, raise money and then leave without doing any campaigning for our votes or delegates, "It's very exciting that for the first time in many, many years, and maybe forever, we'll have a big say in who our presidential nominee will be."
Ada County's GOP Caucus will be held at the Taco Bell Arena on Tuesday, March 6, beginning at 7 p.m. Canyon County's event will be held at the same time at the Idaho Center.