Alley says Ore. GOP needs to get centered
Friday, October 28, 2011
THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) -- Republican State Chairman Allen Alley says his party has to distinguish itself from the national GOP if it hopes to make more progress winning statewide offices.
Alley says in an interview with The Dalles Chronicle that Oregon has become more balanced politically. The Republicans have made gains in the Legislature but have been shut out of statewide offices.
To go further, he told the paper in an interview Wednesday, the Republicans will have to draw in more independents and Democrats, something that hasn't happened in the past.
As he puts it: "If we let national policies define us in Oregon, we won't win."
Alley has been a high tech executive, an adviser to Democratic Gov. Ted Kulongoski and an unsuccessful candidate for the GOP nomination for governor last year.
Information from: The Dalles Chronicle, http://www.thedalleschronicle.com