first_imgFed up with what he says is growing extremism toward the far right, former Clark County Republican chairman Brent Boger says he’s done with the party.Boger — a longtime vocal Republican and three-year-plus head of the local board — stepped down from his Republican precinct committee officer duties in late July, and pulled his reelection bid.Many of the hardline Tea Party members in the local party fail to accommodate a spectrum of views about how to be conservative, Boger said.“I basically say to them — if they give me a chance — ‘What makes you the repository of Republican orthodoxy?’” Boger said.“I agree with the Republican Party on economic issues,” he added in an email. “But my views are tempered by reality and a willingness to take the world as it is and not as I think it should be. I think that is missing from many on the far right in the GOP.”The Vancouver assistant city attorney, who ran a losing race as a Republican for Clark County prosecutor in 2010, was appointed to the nonpartisan Washougal City Council last month.last_img