Social conservatives want any person seeking election as a Republican to sign a pledge of support for every last sentence of the GOP state party platform, Topeka Statehouse political observer Martin Hawver wrote in an Eagle commentary. It seems that the social conservatives are trying to push out those they consider RINOs (Republican in Name Only), leaving only the “Real Republicans.” But as Hawver noted, they can’t stop someone from filing for office as a Republican, and most voters have no idea what is in the platform (and may not agree with all of it themselves). “As a result,” Hawver writes, “Republicans might actually fracture their party over something that the majority of Republican voters won’t ever see or hear about.”
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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