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Idaho GOP prepares for national spotlight

Posted at 9:23 PM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 11:50:18-05

With the attention on the Republican Presidential candidates sky high, Idaho’s Republican Party is busy preparing for its moment in the national spotlight during tomorrow night's GOP Presidential Primary.

“I’ve never seen anything like this election,” said Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steven Yates.  “This is the first primary in March so people are calling to find out where they vote and we’re walking people through the basics.”

The Idaho Republican Party admits it’s caused some confusion moving its primary up to March 8th but also says it’s been a bigger success than they ever could have imagined.

“We were very, very lucky having it at this point in time,” Yates said.

That’s because Donald Trump, who still leads the polls in Idaho, could be on the brink of either steamrolling the competition, or potentially losing serious momentum.

The stakes are so high, in addition to their stops in the Gem State this weekend, Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are running ads seemingly non-stop.

"We're entirely in uncharted waters.  For a political junkie like me, it's fun and exciting," said Yates.

Yates says the drama over Trump could result in larger-than-normal turnout.  But in this crazy election cycle, any prediction is suspect.

What isn’t, is Idaho’s perfect political timing.

For more information on tomorrow night's GOP Presidential Primary including where you can vote, click here.