GOP infighting shakes party- It will Break us or Make us
It’s showing up in the form of conservative primary challengers against candidates blessed by the party establishment – a strange phenomenon in a party known for tightly controlled, wait-your-turn politics.
“If you tried to devise a strategy for destroying the Republican Party in Florida, you couldn’t do much better than this,” said retired University of South Florida political scientist Darryl Paulson, a Republican and a former Heritage Foundation fellow.
“This has given us an opportunity to rediscover the roots of the party,” said Marco Rubio, who is making national headlines with his challenge to Florida Gov. Charlie Crist in the Republican U.S. Senate primary. “The vast majority of Americans support limited government.”