3/10/16, "In Ohio, John Boehner’s GOP Legacy Crumbles With the Rise of Donald Trump," Wall St. Journal, Patrick O'Connor, Springfield, Ohio
"Race to fill former House speaker’s seat shows how the Republican Party establishment he helped build is being swept away."...
an influential tea-party activist from West Chester Township, in the
heart of Mr. Boehner’s district, says the rivalry between activists and
the establishment is especially intense partly because the outsiders
felt shunned by Mr. Boehner and his allies.
“If they had just
opened their arms to the conservative movement like Democrats embrace
liberal activists, we would be the most powerful political party by
far,” she said. “Instead, we’re treated as agitators and troublemakers.”
Becker lost her seat on the Butler County GOP after a fight with
Boehner loyalists in the Cincinnati suburbs. Mr. Boehner tweeted
congratulations to her opponent.
She now is running for Ohio’s
central committee, which manages Republican operations and fundraising
and decides which candidates to support....
Rank-and-file GOP primary
voters are aiming their frustration at elected officials, making the
district fertile terrain for Mr. Trump and his supporters."...(excerpt begins a few paragraphs below chart in article)
Comment: The above Wall St. Journal article was subscription. I paid the $12 only because the topic was Ohio.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Ohio GOP Establishment stunted growth of Republican Party by shunning conservative movement: 'If they had just opened their arms to the conservative movement like Democrats embrace liberal activists, we would be the most powerful political party by far' says Ohio conservative activist. 'Instead, we’re treated as agitators and troublemakers'-Wall St. Journal, 3/10/16
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