Hawaii GOP chair resigns after party tweets about QAnon
The top official in the Hawaii Republican party has resigned a week after one of her top chairman posted pro-QAnon tweets on the GOP's official account. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz, File)HONOLULU – The chairperson of the Hawaii Republican Party has resigned after a senior party member used an official Twitter account to send tweets defending adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory. Edwin Boyette, who had served as the state party's vice chairman for communications, resigned on Jan. 24, one day after posting the tweets on the Hawaii GOP account. "It deserves a Republican Party that fights for the people’s best interests instead of fighting between themselves." The party's statement said Ostrov invigorated the Hawaii GOP, bringing in national resources to help candidates and presided over a 60% increase in party members in 2020.
New Mexico close to historic all-female US House delegation
(AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)RIO RANCHO, N.M. New Mexico has moved closer to possibly sending a historic delegation of all women of color to the U.S. House. Former state lawmaker Yvette Herrell, a member of the Cherokee Nation, won a heated Republican primary race to challenge Torres Small November in a swing district representing southern New Mexico. Hawaii had a two-member all women of color U.S. House delegation with GOP U.S. Rep. Patricia Saiki and Democratic U.S. Rep. Delewares lone member of the House is Democratic Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, a black woman. But New Mexico could wind up with the largest U.S. House delegation of women or women of color in history.