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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

The Idaho Republican Party says a political action committee in northern Idaho is not associated with the party, even though the group is listed on the Idaho Secretary of State's website as a GOP affiliate.
    
The Coeur d'Alene Press (http://bit.ly/1VedUgf ) reports that David Johnston, executive director of the state GOP, says the Kootenai County Republican Concerned Citizens PAC should not be listed as a party-affiliate because the group has endorsed candidates.
    
The PAC's treasurer declined to comment about the group's endorsement process and did not return a request seeking further clarity.
    
The group has the same acronym as Kootenai County Republican Central Committee PAC, leading to some to question the group's motives.
    
A separate PAC, called the Reagan Republican Victory Fund, is also listed incorrectly as a party affiliate on the Secretary of State's website.
    
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Information from: Coeur d'Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com

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