This comes as no surprise: Democratic candidate for the U.S. House Walt Minnick has launched a Republicans for Minnick website, complete with a list of 60 people who usually vote GOP but who will be voting for him November 4. From the front page:
We are Republicans. We support Governor Butch Otter. We support Republican elected officials and candidates for office. And we support the traditional leadership of the Idaho Republican Party.
We are Republicans, but we are also Idahoans. We love this state and want it to have the very best people serving as its representatives in Washington, D.C. That is why we will support Walt Minnick in November and ask that you do, too.
Of course, there will be the usual bleating (already begun by Sali spokesman Wayne Hoffman in the Statesman) that these people are RINOs (Republicans in Name Only), but the language above makes it pretty clear that this is not the case. These are people who are willing to vote for the person, not the party, who know that Bill Sali isn't doing the job for Idaho. And for each one willing to be on this public list, there are no doubt thousands more.