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  •  RI GOP: last breath of Rockefeller Republicans? (1+ / 0-)
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    I've been trying to find out which Republican state party seems to be the most liberal/moderate. So far RI GOP looks like the best pick.

    Lincoln Chafee managed to won the R primary in 2006 despite having a strong conservative challenger and being the most liberal Republican in the senate at the time.

    Brendan Doherty, the more moderate candidate won the GOP primary for RI-01 over his more conservative challenger in 2012

    The entire GOP senate caucus (all 5 of them) voted in favor of marriage equality. One third of the GOP House caucus (2 out of 6) voted in favor marriage equality, the highest support percentage wise of a GOP caucus in a lower house legislature.

    The break down I have for the GOP marriage equality in the state house is as follows:

    Noes: Costa, Giarrusso, Trillo
    Ayes: Morgan, Newberry (minority leader)
    Abt: Chippendale

    http://thinkprogress.org/...

    “Herbert Hoover once ran on the slogan, “Two cars in every garage”. Apparently, the Republican candidate this year is running on the slogan, “Two families in every garage”.” ~Harry Truman 1948

    by lordpet8 on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 12:27:30 PM PDT

    •  FWIW Chippendale is against gay marriage (1+ / 0-)
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      he voted against it the first time (although for all I know he would have changed his vote - doubt it though).

      as for RI-01 2012, I think a big reason why Doherty won the primary was because his opponent was a joke. I can't even remember who it was, so clearly it was no one legitimate. perhaps it was perennial candidate (and certified nutjob) Chris Young?

      Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

      by sapelcovits on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 05:46:09 PM PDT

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      •  Doherty didn't have a primary challenger (1+ / 0-)
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        in the end, though someone may have dropped out. Chris Young was running in the Democratic primary, along with Anthony Gemma.

        •  ah, ok (0+ / 0-)

          can never keep track of Chris Young. I think he's run as a Republican before, and his equally crazy wife Kara ran against John Loughlin in the 2010 primary.

          Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

          by sapelcovits on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 07:45:14 PM PDT

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