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A '''moderate Republican''' is someone who rejects some [[conservative]] positions, most notably on social issues such as [[abortion]] and [[homosexuality]].  Moderate Republicans often support each other rather than [[conservative]] candidates.  Moderate Republicans typically reject [[conservative]] positions in the [[Republican]] Party Platform.
 
A '''moderate Republican''' is someone who rejects some [[conservative]] positions, most notably on social issues such as [[abortion]] and [[homosexuality]].  Moderate Republicans often support each other rather than [[conservative]] candidates.  Moderate Republicans typically reject [[conservative]] positions in the [[Republican]] Party Platform.
  
An example of a moderate Republican in the [[U.S. Senate]] is [[Arlen Specter]] from [[Pennsylvania]].
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An example of a moderate Republican in the [[U.S. Senate]] was [[Arlen Specter]] from [[Pennsylvania]].
  
 
In some states, the rift between moderate and conservative Republicans has become such that Republican primaries almost overshadow the general elections in importance. An example is [[Kansas]], which is a very conservative state that is dominated by the state Republican Party that has factionalized into moderate and conservative Republicans.
 
In some states, the rift between moderate and conservative Republicans has become such that Republican primaries almost overshadow the general elections in importance. An example is [[Kansas]], which is a very conservative state that is dominated by the state Republican Party that has factionalized into moderate and conservative Republicans.

Revision as of 23:41, 1 May 2009

A moderate Republican is someone who rejects some conservative positions, most notably on social issues such as abortion and homosexuality. Moderate Republicans often support each other rather than conservative candidates. Moderate Republicans typically reject conservative positions in the Republican Party Platform.

An example of a moderate Republican in the U.S. Senate was Arlen Specter from Pennsylvania.

In some states, the rift between moderate and conservative Republicans has become such that Republican primaries almost overshadow the general elections in importance. An example is Kansas, which is a very conservative state that is dominated by the state Republican Party that has factionalized into moderate and conservative Republicans.

Republicans who support traditional conservative positions on social issues but not on economic issues are not typically described as moderate Republicans. For example, in the 2000 Republican presidential primaries Gary Bauer called for an increase in the minimum wage, opposed Social Security reform, and called for curtailed free trade, especially with China. Yet, he was not considered a moderate Republican.