Island Of Misfit Toys: Wingnuts, GOP Moderates Clash In Allen County

Keltyincuffs The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's Tracy Warner writes this morning about the state of the Allen County Republican Party. Hint: The wingnuts are crusading for power, and the result ain't pretty.

While the local Republican Party has seen previous battles between its usually successful moderate faction and its right wing, the rancor stemming from last year’s mayoral race is more virulent and seething longer than usual, resulting in a rare fight for control of the party.

The fight has resulted in an unusually high number of candidates for precinct committeemen – and an even more unusual number of contested races – in the May 6 primary. Among other duties, precinct committeem