Port: The NDGOP’s new leaders promote attacks on elected Republicans


MINOT, N.D. — Since she was elected chair of the North Dakota Republican Party, a vote that was as narrow as it was controversial, Sandi Sanford, an advocate of book bans who considers the “culture warrior” appellation to be a compliment, has been paying lip service to the concept of unity.

She’s claimed her platform was rooted, at least in part, in “uniting the party,” and she has made overtures in that direction. Shortly after her election, the party sent out an email extolling the work of the party leaders who were ousted by Sanford and her fellow culture war activists, a clear attempt at trying to paper over sharp divides among the state’s Republicans.

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