State Rep. Jon Richards and DPW Membership Director Sean Berger welcomed outgoing Wisconsin College Republicans Chair Lora Rae Anderson, a UW-Eau Claire Senior, officially into the Democratic Party.
Anderson spoke at a brief event at the Organizing for America Office in Milwaukee on the eve of the Republican Party of Wisconsin's State Convention. Anderson, who spoke last year at the Republican Convention in La Crosse, blasted the state party, calling it too "extreme" and saying that it is "alienating a younger, more progressive generation."
"While Republicans are busy narrowing their party to meet the approval of the extreme Tea Party, Democrats are happy to welcome young people like Lora Rae Anderson to the party," said Mike Tate, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. "As Republicans continue to offer more and more extreme slogans, but no solutions, we expect more young people and working families to follow Lora's lead and abandon the Republican Party."
Friday, May 21, 2010
State College Republican Chair Joins Democratic Party
It is probably a generational disability, but I have never been able to understand, or accept, the possibility of a 20 year old Republican; such a thing violates the laws of nature and the revolutionary traditions of this country.
But you can't violate the law of gravity forever...
State College Republican Chair Joins Democratic Party on Eve of RPW Convention, Calls Republican Party Too Extreme for Wisconsin (5/21/10)
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