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By Lou Marzeles

Local Republican Party faces national issues


In an article on Nov. 8 this year, The New York Times carried a story about an unease brewing below the surface of the Republican Party nationwide even after it took control of Congress for the first time in eight years. The unease, reporter Jeremy Peters wrote, was coming from sharp tension between mainstream Republicans and its far more conservative Tea Party faction.

He might well have been talking about Klickitat County.

While they don’t overtly refer to themselves as Tea Party associates, several candidates and their supporters in the recent county elections can be clearly identified as well to the right of mainstream Republicans. Like most Tea Party candidates at the national leve...

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