TPM: Former NV Lt Gov Says Shes Leaving Tea-Party Orientated GOP

By Nevada Democratic Party

CAITLIN MACNEAL – JANUARY 29, 2014, 4:14 PM EST

Former Nevada Lt. Gov. Sue Wagner said Tuesday that she recently left the Republican party.

"It's grown so conservative and tea-party orientated and I just can't buy into that," Wagner told the Reno Gazette-Journal. "I've left the Republican Party and it's left me, at the same time."

Wagner reflected on a party that has changed over the past few years.

"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."

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