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Why say ‘Democrat’ but not ‘Republican’?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves toward the crowd after speaking at a rally at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 26.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves toward the crowd after speaking at a rally at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 26. Associated Press

From what I’ve seen, TV ads for most Democratic candidates display the word “Democrat.” I don’t recall seeing candidates identifying themselves as “Republican.”

Are they hoping no one will identify them as being of that party? Confused as to what “Republican” means in these Trump/Ryan days? Aware that Republican extremes seem much farther apart than are Democratic extremes?

As a nonpartisan voter, I’m just wondering is all.

John Severson, Morro Bay

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