He took an unprecedented 77 percent of the vote against his Republican
Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, said he is concerned about ultra-conservative Republican
legislators whom he says are out of touch with average members of their own party.
He was crushed, 58 percent to 42 percent, by a Republican
who switched parties to challenge him.
But the Republican
coalition will break apart, too.
Rhode Island, where moderate Republican
Lincoln Chafee is neck-and-neck with his Democratic challenger, Sheldon Whitehouse.
Guerriero goes so far as to place Log Cabin clearly on one side of a "battle" brewing inside the Republican
Party, pitting moderates and "traditional conservatives" like U.
staffers say Mehlman's work reflects a growing diversity in the party's rank and file, which was evident in the 2004 presidential election when Bush's share of the black vote rose to 11% from 9% in 2000.
The National Republicans
continued the Federalists' push for a strong government and industry.
In a few months, I've gone from shy, conservative, unwilling-to-admit-it Republican
, to becoming the founder and chairman of a lively Teenage Republicans
club at school, as well as the state committeewoman for the local Young Republicans
In the early 1990s Nebraska's current Republican
senator, Chuck Hagel, headed AIS.
Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan, the Republican
nominee for governor, realizes the importance of the collar counties and has "people reaching out to all the various groups," said Tern Hickey, a Ryan spokeswoman.
Still, Bush's job rating strength does not seem to be translating into an advantage for Republican