BOISE, Idaho – Idaho State Democratic Party Chairman Keith Roark thanked former 1st Congressional District Candidate Larry Grant today for his clear devotion to the party and his efforts restore some sense and sensibility to Idaho’s 1st Congressional District.
“I spoke with Larry today and am more impressed than ever with his integrity and commitment to providing the people of Idaho’s First Congressional District with the kind of representation they deserve. He believes that, by leaving the race at this point, he can best serve the cause of putting Bill Sali where he belongs: as far away from the U.S. House of Representatives as possible.
Grant announced on Thursday that he would quit the race for the 1st Congressional District nomination and endorsed fellow Democrat Walt Minnick.
"Idaho Democrats now stand united in support of Walt Minnick," Roark said. "The State that once proudly sent leaders like Frank Church, Richard Stallings, James McClure and Len Jordan to the United States Congress has had more than enough of the humiliation Bill Sali and Larry Craig have brought to Idaho and its people. We need leaders we can be proud of and Walt Minnick is that kind of person."
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Roark Thanks Grant, Touts Minnick
A statement from the chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party, R. Keith Roark, on Larry Grant's service to the party and Idaho via this evening's press release:
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