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Idaho GOP leader resigns from local position

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Idaho man who represents the state on the Republican National Committee has resigned from his local leadership position.

Damond Watkins, the vice president for corporate relations for Melaleuca Inc., said he's resigning from his top spot on the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee because he doesn't have enough time to devote to the job after getting elected in

January to represent the entire state in the national GOP organization. The Post Register reports Watkins said the local position deserves more attention during May's primary season.

Watkins said in his letter to other Republican leaders he counts visits from conservative leaders like former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and commentator Glenn Beck as a few of the successes of his six years as chairman.

The local committee will hold an election to fill Watkins' spot on April 8.

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