With that majority, Taylor says, "we will hopefully move the opinion and the views of the county party towards what we believe the Republican Party should represent ideally, that the Republican Party believes in individual liberties and individual accomplishment, and that this country needs a responsible government."
For that, losing elections seems a small price to pay. "Some of us are going to get beat up," Watson admits. "But it has to be done. We need to start to climb back as a party locally. We've got to get our views out there, and for that, we need to get our people running."
[Originally published in November, 2012.]