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OP-ED | Lesson from Levy’s Win: Open Up the Primaries

There’s been a lot of head-scratching and soul-searching after hard-right Trump clone Leora Levy defeated moderate Republican and former House minority leader Themis Klarides for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination. Well, not everyone is worried; those jeers and howls of laughter you hear are coming from Democrats all over the state. Still, one of our two major parties nominating a clearly unqualified fringe candidate who was endorsed by current and future defendant Donald Trump is a seismic event. We can take two big things away from it.