THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — They’re not doing this because they’ve a change of heart, but rather, voters forced their hand. No Republican holds a state-wide office, and the Governor’s office has been in the hands of the Democrats since the mid ’80s.
With the old guard out of state office and others simply unelectable, the GOP is trying to soften its image to attract younger business owners who are turned off by current party prejudices.
This isn’t a watershed moment, but an interesting contrast to what is going on in the rest of the country — Tea Party supporters swaying the GOP further towards the right. Oregon has shown that when Democrats turn out to vote, the Tea Party and other extremists are rightfully marginalized.
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