Republican-on-Republican violence continues

Attempts to purify the Republican Party of dissident elements continue, with the Douglas County party scheduled to discuss censure and expulsion of those Republicans who endorsed Sen. Harry Reid.

The Douglas County Republican Central Committee is slated to take up the resolution at its meeting this Thursday.

Submitted by Stuart Posselt of Minden, the proposed resolution states that the Douglas party "censures the below listed registered Republicans for their endorsement of Democrat U.S. Senator Harry Reid," and "expel(s) any of the listed registered Republicans from membership in the Douglas County Republican Central Committee and urge all the other County Central Committees and the Nevada Republican Party to do the same."

Those on the list also would be disinvited from Republican functions, according to the resolution.

Posselt said he thinks the measure has a good chance of being approved, though it’s not clear what effect it would have as he didn’t believe any of those listed were Douglas County residents.

"Come on, guys, this is a Republican group — a partisan group," Posselt said. "If you’re going to support a Democrat, sayonara."

The Clark County Republican Party also will consider resolutions in pursuit of partisan purity, in its case on the issue of taxes, at its meeting Tuesday.

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