The GOP’s Vetting Problem

Commentary The Republican Party has a serious vetting problem. Far too many fringe and ringer candidates are making it onto GOP primary ballots in too many states. And unless something is done, the expectation that the GOP is going to get control of the U.S. Senate back as well as gaining control of the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections will not happen. Vetting is when you check the background and qualifications of prospective candidates for public office. And this important vetting should be done well before the primary elections are held. Primary elections are key because they determine which candidates will advance to the general election in the fall. And yet very few people participate in them. Often the number of registered voters who show up for the primaries is less than 10 percent. While most of the voting public isn’t paying any real attention to these …

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