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Republican defects from party at state convention


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WSAU) – A former College Republican chairwoman is leaving the state GOP.

According to a report by WisPolitics.com, Lora Rae Anderson announced at the Republican Party convention in Milwaukee that she would join the Democratic Party.

Anderson said the GOP has become “too extreme” for moderates.

She earlier told the political news Web site that Republicans are quote, “alienating a younger, more progressive generation through its new conservative platform which ignores issues such as gay marriage.” She said such marriage is a civil right, and letting people do it is consistent with the GOP’s platform of “government hands-off.”

Anderson said most College Republicans agree with that stand, but they stay quiet in deference to the party’s older leaders.

Charlotte Evans, the current chair of the College Republicans told the Web site that she wished Anderson well as quote, “she completes her attention-seeking transition to liberalism.”