This was a very Republican weekend in very blue state. But the way the GOP was being presented was showing some of the old GOP splits – Tea Party versus moderate conservatism. The Freedom Rally in Portland vs the annual Dorchester Conference in Seaside.
Some characterize the difference between the two centers of GOP political gravity as going hard right wing on abortion, gay marriage, taxes and crime versus “How do we get the Republican Party competitive again in Oregon?”
Astute political reporter Jeff Mapes takes another swing at trying to “keep it balanced.” Here’s the first half of his coverage of the Party of Ronald Reagan vs. the Party of Teddy Roosevelt. Click here.