Washoe GOP to state GOP: Stop the primary endorsements!
by Jon Ralston 03/10/2014
This weekend, the Washoe County Republican Party tried to bring back sanity with a resolution to oppose the primary endorsements supported by state Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald.
Many smart Republicans are worried about The Angle Effect -- nominating Sharron Angle-like candidates who can't win general elections. This resolution was proposed by Roger Stockton, who previously has criticized the scheme.
Here's the resolution:
WHEREAS, the Nevada Republican Party is pursuing a plan to engage in pre-primary endorsements of candidates seeking the Republican Party's nomination for office; and,
WHEREAS, the Nevada Republican Party exists to represent the will and final endorsement of the registered Republican voters of Nevada; and,
WHEREAS, pre-primary endorsements will create divisions and sow confusion within the Republican primary electorate; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the members of the Washoe County, Nevada Republican Party are manifestly opposed to the Nevada Republican Party's pre-primary endorsement scheme; and be it further RESOLVED, That the position of the Washoe County, Nevada Republican Party is as follows: the role of the Republican Party is to represent the will of registered voters identifying as Republican and promote the Republican ideals as specified in the bylaws of the Party; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the chairman of the Washoe County Republican Party Central Committee, being a voting member of the Nevada Republican Party Executive Committee under Art. 11, Sec. 1(A)(2), shall respect the will of the Washoe County Republican Party and vote against any pre-primary endorsement scheme offered by the Nevada Republican Party's Executive Committee.