Denney, Moyle give thousands to unseat GOP rivals

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Posted on May 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM

BOISE -- Top House Republicans Lawerence Denney and Mike Moyle are trying to oust their own Majority Caucus Chairman Ken Roberts from the Legislature by directing thousands to a political action committee that supports Roberts' opponent in Tuesday's primary.

GUNPAC, a pro-2nd Amendment PAC, endorsed Roberts' District 8 foe, John Blattler.

Denney, the House speaker, gave GUNPAC $10,000 via a House GOP leadership political action committee he controls.

Moyle, the majority leader, chipped in another $5,000.

Moyle said Tuesday that Roberts opposes him in leadership, so he's trying to get him ousted.

Roberts, who is listed as treasurer of the GOP leadership PAC that Denney is using to unseat him, says he's disappointed, adding he thought House PAC money was to help incumbents in general elections, not knock them off in primaries.

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