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Dan Haar: Republican Miscues Reflect a History of Spurning Quality Candidates

Dan Haar: Republican Miscues Reflect a History of Spurning Quality Candidates

Anyone who thought Monday's gathering of Republicans to pick candidates would bring a groundswell of ideas about how to open the door to actually governing was in for a sore disappointment these past few days.

You might think the party would take the lead from its adult wing. Republicans have zero statewide or congressional elected officials and very few with any real voice. With the state in a less-than-ideal state economically, with a governor who has closed out the opposition party, the GOP could advance candidates for the most prominent offices who have a clear public record — candidates pushing sober, doable ideas to make government work better.

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