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Guest column: Republicans rally for state and local offices, not the presidency

Guest column: Republicans rally for state and local offices, not the presidency

GOP disdain for capturing the White House emerged from their recent experience. Powerful state Republican leaders realized that even recent presidents of their own party increased government regulations, programs and spending. Congressional Democrats went along with them. Congressional Republicans hesitated to check one of their own. The GOP's conclusion: The only way to check government expansion is to focus on controlling state and local governments and let the Democrats have the White House. The Republicans have become the anti-government party. They want to shrink governments, allowing the private sectors — including economic, cultural and religious ones — to be more...

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