O’Donnell disagrees with Schodorf about GOP

In a Huffington Post article, Michael O’Donnell disagreed with state Sen. Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita, about whether moderates are still welcome in the Republican Party – and took another shot at the person he defeated in the August GOP primary. “There is plenty of room in the Republican Party for those who are ideologically moderate,” O’Donnell said. But he contended that Schodorf is “not a moderate by any stretch of the imagination.” He said that Schodorf, who had been a Republican her entire life before deciding last week to leave the party, “is far left” and that “her decision to leave substantiates that.” If O’Donnell, a Wichita City Council member, was trying to encourage moderates to stay in the GOP, he didn’t do a good job.