Oregon GOP gets new chairman

Oregon GOP gets new chairman

Oregon's Republican Party selected former congressional candidate Art Robinson as chairman.

Robinson, a chemist and outspoken skeptic of human-caused global warming, ran unsuccessfully against U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., in 2010 and 2012. He ran for the party chairman position in February but was eliminated in the first round of balloting.

Robinson replaces Suzanne Gallagher, who resigned Friday just ahead of a recall vote brought by party officials accusing her of mismanagement. Gallagher had led the state GOP since February, and in stepping down she warned that if the party is perceived as "divided and dysfunctional," funding from national Republican groups could suffer.

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