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By Steve Erdman
47th District 

Straight Talk From Steve:

The Republican Coup


On July 9th delegates from across the state gathered in Kearney, Nebraska for a convention of the State Republican Party.

While I did not attend this year’s convention, I was not saddened by the results. Conservative delegates from Lancaster County implemented a well-designed coup to oust party chairman, Dan Welch, and install their own county party leader, Eric Underwood, as the new chairman.

While Welch accepted his removal with poise and dignity, the hostile take-over was a long time coming. Delegates from Nebraska’s third congressional district, which comprises most of rural Nebr...

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