RGJ: former Lt Gov Wagner leaves Republican Party

By Nevada Democratic Party

By Ray Hagar

1/28/2014

SUE WAGNER, Reno’s former assemblywoman, state senator, lieutenant governor and gaming commissioner, has ended her days as a registered Republican.

Wagner, 73, registered as a nonpartisan voter a few days ago and said she’ll miss is voting in the primary election.

Wagner said she has grown tired of the GOP’s shift to the far right.

“I did it as a symbol, I guess, that I do not like the Republican Party and what they stand for today,” Wagner said. “I’ve been a Republican all my life. My dad was active (in the GOP) in the state of Maine where I was born. It was more of a moderate, liberal Republican Party.”

“It’s grown so conservative and tea-party orientated and I just can’t buy into that,” Wagner said. “I’ve left the Republican Party and it’s left me, at the same time.”

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