Judge: Peterson Is Out as Idaho GOP Chair


A 5th District Court judge in Twin Falls has ruled in the matter of the who exactly is the chairman of the Idaho Republican Party.

The verdict is: The party doesn't have a chairman.

Judge Randy Stoker ruled Tuesday that embattled Idaho GOP Chair Barry Peterson is out; Peterson insisted that he's still in charge, in spite of this summer's state convention being unable to choose a chair. Peterson went as far as changing the locks on the party headquarters in Boise, which triggered a number of resignations from staffers.

Meanwhile, a meeting is set for this Saturday, Aug. 2, when party officials are expected to gather again in hopes of voting on a new chairman.