Douglas County School Board Elections Divide Local GOP

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Even if the Douglas County Republican Party candidates win the Douglas County School Board election today, the battle may come at the cost of wider party support.

It's no secret that the historically nonpartisan election has become a partisan battle in Douglas County this year--not a battle between Democrats and Republicans, but one between four GOP-endorsed candidates and four candidates endorsed by the local teacher's union (two of whom are Republicans).

The campaign has been ugly for weeks, featuring high-flown Glenn Beck-style doom and gloom rhetoric and accusations.

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