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Fukumoto leaving Republican Party

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    State Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP Wednesday because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump. She’s hoping to become a Democrat but does not know whether the Democratic Party will accept her.

State Rep. Beth Fukumoto, who was ousted as House minority leader by Republican colleagues last month over her criticism of President Donald Trump, announced Wednesday that she is leaving the Republican Party. Read more

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