BOISE -- In 2008, Idaho was barely a blip on the Republican radar. With a May primary and four electoral votes up for grabs in the general election, the GOP contenders treated this state like flyover country four years ago.
Not this time.
Aiming to have more of a say in who the GOP nominee is, party leaders here moved their contest to Super Tuesday, March 6, ditching the usual primary and going for a caucus instead.
Tuesday, Rick Santorum showed up.
Wednesday, Ron Paul had a rally.
And Friday, it was Mitt Romney’s turn.