(TDN) — Looking to climb back into statewide offices they haven't controlled for nearly two decades, Oregon Republicans are opening their primary election for statewide offices to voters unaffiliated with any political party.
The Republican Central Committee approved the change in a vote on Sunday, and state election officials say they're working out a plan to implement it.
"It's a situation where the nonaffiliated voters in our state literally don't have anybody to vote for in a primary," Oregon GOP Chairman Allen Alley said. "This is a great opportunity to let them see our candidates, introduce them to our candidates and join us in selecting our candidates."
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