Vote to Win

Republicans have an interesting opportunity in the June 14 primary for the District 17 State Senate Seat. Of course, they can cast fairly meaningless votes for the State Senate seat or any of the Republican contests. On the other hand, they can vote in the Democratic primary and make their vote count since it is a certain reality the winner of the Democratic primary will win the State Senate seat in the general election. In other words, Republicans can only affect the outcome by voting for the candidate of their choice in the Democratic primary.

The Democratic candidates offer stark contrasts in State Senate qualifications, thus underscoring the importance of exercising the only genuine participation opportunity for Republicans in this election. In other words, District 17 Republicans will have a much greater impact by voting for their choice in the Democratic primary instead of voting for the eventual general election loser in the Republican primary.

Randy Bright

Ridgeway